Josephine Margaret (Rosczyk) Orlandini, 94, of Fort Madison, IA, formerly of Peru and Chillicothe, Ill., passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at her home at The Kensington in Fort Madison.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in LaSalle, Ill., with Rev. Jacob Valle officiating. Burial will follow in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in LaSalle. Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in LaSalle.

Mrs. Orlandini was born Aug. 1, 1923, in LaSalle, Ill., to Ignatius and Caroline (Nowakowski) Rosczyk.  She married Louis Richard Orlandini on May 20, 1944 at St. Hyacinth’s Church in LaSalle. After being born and raised in LaSalle, she resided in the LaSalle area until 1960. She then moved to Chillicothe, Ill., where she resided for 46 years, moving back to Peru, Ill., in 2006. In 2017, she moved to Fort Madison, Iowa, where she spent her remaining year closer to family, her son, Michael and his family.

Mrs. Orlandini was a member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in LaSalle and St. Edward’s Church in Chillicothe. She enjoyed spending time with her family, embroidery, crocheting, card playing, putting puzzles together and for many years loved her role as an Avon Lady.

Survivors include three children, Harold (Phyllis) Orlandini of Benton, Ill., Carol Orlandini of Bozeman, MT., and Michael (Lisa) Orlandini of Fort Madison, Iowa; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Harriet Bartashius and Genevieve White both of LaSalle, and Irene May of Ladd, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis on June 17, 2004; two sons, Richard and Gary Orlandini; two brothers, Stanley and Chester Rosczyk and three sisters, Sophie Woods, Rose Antolick and Florence Lindenmeyer.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The United Way or Lee County (Iowa) Hospice.

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