Michael Joseph Smolinski Sr.

Born: Wed., Jul. 3, 1940
Died: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 19, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
Location: St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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Michael Joseph Smolinski Sr., age 75, of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 6:57 PM CST at St. Mary’s Hospital, Evansville, IN, following several weeks of failing health.

Born July 3, 1940 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Joseph M. and Alice (Butler) Smolinski.  On July 6, 1963, he married Judith A. “Judy” Gudinas, and she survives.  He was employed as a Supervisor for Western Electric in Cicero, IL for 28 years; served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962; he was a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Robinson, IL; 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, Council Number 1704, Newton, IL; and the Pioneers Volunteer Network.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Smolinski, Robinson, IL; son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Gail Smolinski, Jr., Robinson, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Paul Karanosky, Joliet, IL; grandchildren, Lauryn Karanosky, Lukas Karanosky, Michael J. Smolinski III, Jake R. Smolinski; four great-grandchildren, Jakob Karanosky, Caiden Karanosky, Lillian Karanosky, Lincoln Gaylord.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joseph Smolinski; a sister, Sharon Bellissino.

There will be a Funeral Mass held on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Robinson, IL, with Father Aloysius Okey Ndeanaefo officiating.  A time of visitation and sharing will be held on Monday October 19, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with a Parish Wake Service at the funeral home at 7:00 PM.

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Lawrence Dix and Family
   Posted Thu October 15, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Mike was a good man .I will miss seeing him at 7:30 Sunday mass.

Kathleen Collins Smolinski
   Posted Fri October 16, 2015
Dear Judy, Denise and Paul, Mickey and Gail, all the grandchildren and Ann Bridget, our hearts and prayers go out to you. We all loved him Mick so much and will miss his "funny business" and amazing good humor. I loved him as a brother-in-law and he was a wonderful uncle to our children. - Love to all - Kay and Family

Kristin Mattocks
   Posted Fri October 16, 2015
My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Smolinski and Karanosky family. "Grandpa" was a very special man and I know how much he meant to everyone. I'm so happy to have been able to know him and have him in my life. He will truly be missed!! Love you all, stay strong and stay together! xoxo

Sharon Skaggs
   Posted Sat October 17, 2015
Dearest Judy and the whole Smolinsky family,
I was so very sorry when I read Mike's notice in the paper last night. I immediately shared the news with my sister Linnie York who now lives out of state. Our prayers and most heartfelt sympathy go out to the entire family. Mike was such a sweet, funny guy. Always said something to make us smile. He will be greatly missed in our parish family. I am so sorry, due to medical appointments out of state, that I will not be able to attend either his visitation or funeral mass. My heart will be there with you all. Linn and I are thinking of you all. We will have a mass said in Mike's memory. +May he rest in perfect peace+. With all our love and prayers, Sharon Skaggs and Linnie York

Jerry and Aimee Gudinas
   Posted Sun October 18, 2015
Our hearts are heavy and full of sorrow for the family and friends of our Uncle Mikey. He is loved by so many and we are blessed to call him family. Take solace in knowing our Lord has prepared a place in heaven for him and we will see him again. All our love to Judy and all the family. The G-Crew: Jerry Jr, Aimee, Andrew, Marshall, Jenna, April, Grace, Krista, and Edward
John 3:16

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