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Viola Hambel

Viola Hambel

Mrs. Viola Hambel of Centralia, IL, formerly of Radom, IL, departed this life at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, IL on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM.  She had attained the age of 85 years, 5 months and 2 days.

Viola was born on March 1, 1934 at Radom, IL the daughter of Edward and Helen (Zienta) Janowski.  She moved to Chicago, IL in her early years and married Lou Schaudek in September of 1956 and he passed away in 1961.  She was later united in marriage to Roger Hambel on August 4, 1972 at Chicago, IL and he preceded her in death in June 2004.

Viola worked for Reliable Fuse Company for 30 years, until her retirement.  Upon her retirement Viola and her late husband Roger moved to Arkansas for several years and later returned to Radom, IL.  Viola loved doing crossword puzzles, watching gameshows, playing her Wii bowling, fishing, playing cards with her family, solitaire.  She also enjoyed going shopping, especially for shoes, dining out at nice restaurants and she always had a good book with her.  Viola loved her family, especially all her nieces and nephews.

Left to mourn her passing is her brother, Louis Janowski of Frankfort, IL; two sisters, Irene Luchinski and Loretta Pedtke of Radom, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two brothers, Raymond Janowski and Walter Janowski and two sisters, Leona Wachowski and Rosemary Naliborski.

Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Radom, IL on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10 AM with Fr. Oliver Nwachukuw officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the St. Michael Catholic Church on Wednesday from 8:30 AM until the service hour.

Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials can be made to the St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael Cemetery or the St. Mary’s Catholic School in Centralia, Il and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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