Roger Marcinkowski

Roger Marcinkowski
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Roger J. Marcinkowski, 87, of Chester, IL, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, in Swansea, IL.

Roger was born to August and Anna, nee Jany, Marcinkowski on October 29, 1932, in Chester, IL. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chester, IL, a life member of Knights of Columbus council 3790 in Chester, IL, and a United States Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby May Richardet, whom he married on August 15, 1964, in Perryville, MO, and who died on August 11, 2008; his parents; three brothers, Robert Marcinkowski, Augustus “Bud” Marcinkowski, and Charles Marcinkowski; and three sisters, Verona Davitz, Florence Cleary, and Marie Marcinkowski.

He is survived by four children, Andrea Creekpaum of Carbondale, IL, Mike Marcinkowski of Lebanon, IL, Matt Marcinkowski of Belleville, IL, and Alison Tomlinson of Perryville, MO;
five grandchildren;
two siblings, Bertha Mae Blechle of Chester, IL, and Betty Rose Prost of Belleville, IL;
and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, Chester, IL, Knights of Columbus council 3790 or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

As a final act of kindness, Roger donated his body to Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at a later date.


11 Comments on Roger Marcinkowski

Eric Crony Family said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2020 at 10:09 PM

Our sympathy to Andrea, Mike, Matt, and Allison on the loss of your Dad. Roger was a very humble and loving man and we enjoyed his great stories. He touched so many lives and could talk on so many topics. He was strong in his faith and demonstrated this through his kindness. God bless Roger and his family.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Anna Jackson said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2020 at 7:34 AM

My sympathy and prayers to family and friends. So very sorry Alison. Roger is with our Lord and in everlasting peace. Ann J.

  • Ellis Grove
  • IL
Ginny Petrowske said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2020 at 4:22 PM

So very sorry for your loss. I have lots of memories of my dad and Roger taking the kids and doing all kinds of things. He was a gentle kind man. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Chester
  • Illinois
Denise (McDonald) Battram said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 11:07 PM

Deepest sympathy to the family. Prayers and hugs to you all.

  • St louis
  • Mo
Danny & Marla Cowell said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 1:35 PM

The entire family has our deepest sympathy! Roger was such a friendly guy - always trying to be a jokester! You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Chester
  • Il
Annie Korando said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 11:35 AM

Sorry to hear about Roger and thinking about Allison and Andrea and the rest of the family. RIP Roger!!

  • Chester
  • Il
Steve and Jody Springer said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 8:39 AM

Rest In Peace Roger. You have served your family, church, community and country well. You will be remembered and missed by many people.

  • Chester
  • IL
Steve and Jody Springer said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 8:35 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the family. Your Dad was a great man. He will be remembered and missed by many of us. Rest In Peace Roger ??

  • Chester
  • Illinois
Julie Huber said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Andrea and family, So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Holts Summit
  • Missouri
Jennifer Surman said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2020 at 6:44 AM

Sending our condolences to the family. I know he will be missed by many

  • Ellis Grove
  • Illinois
Bill Guthrie said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2020 at 8:28 AM

So sorry to hear this. My sympathies to all. I think he would be proud of what all of you have become.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois

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