Anastazia Michajewicz, 83, of Rockford, passed away on April 19, 2021 unexpectedly at OSF Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born August 5, 1937 in Zyndranowa Poland, daughter to Andrzej and Anna (Sudia) Szyjka. Anastazia left Poland in 1961 and moved to Canada, and then moved to the United States in 1962. She married Michael Michajewicz on July 13, 1963. Anna, or Nancy as her friends called her, was employed at Rockford Memorial Hospital in the OR department until she retired in 1996 after the death of her husband. She enjoyed staying in touch and playing Phase 10 with her retired co-workers. She loved gardening and doing things around the house. She was a member at the Blackhawk Athletic Club. One of the other things she loved to do was to travel, especially to visit her family in Poland and Canada. She will forever be known for her sauerkraut that she was always requested to bring to any function. She loved life and lived it to the fullest and always with a smile on her face. She is survived by her loving daughter Sophia Rodriguez, and favorite (and Only) son-in-law Louis Rodriguez. She had two adoring granddaughters who were her world, Alexandra Rodriguez, and Miranda Rodriguez. Brothers Stephen Shayka (Rockford), Harry Shayka (Welland, Canada), sister Pela Schmidt (Olobok, Poland). Numerous nephews and nieces in the United States, Canada, and Poland. Preceded by her parents, husband, sisters Teresa, Maria, and brother Jan. Her mother-in-law Tekla and father-in-law John, and sister-in-law Sophia. A special thank you to her neighbors Eric, Jack, and Melissa for always being there and giving her a helping hand. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Masks will be required for services, along with social distancing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday April 24th, 2021, time 11:15 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church on School Street in Rockford, Illinois. Friends may call on Friday April 23rd, 2021 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 North Sixth Street, Rockford, Illinois.
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