Victoria M. (Szymczak) Rudnick

February 15, 1923 ~ December 18, 2019 (age 96)


Victoria M. Rudnick

02-15-23 to 12-18-19



Victoria M. Szymczak Rudnick passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Sun City West, Arizona after a brief illness.  She was a beloved wife, devoted mother, cherished sister and an awesome aunt.  She was known for her positive outlook on life, love of music, good humor and her ever present smile.


Born on February 15, 1923 in Evanston, Illinois to Jan and Victoria Szymczak, she was the baby of the family.  During her life she worked as a hair stylist and office assistant at several businesses in the northern suburbs of Chicago.  She also was a member of the Polish Woman’s Alliance


Vicky married the love of her life, Ted Rudnick on June 26, 1948.  They welcomed their son, Edward into their family in 1957 and he was their pride and joy.  He passed away in1984 and always held a very special place in their hearts.


Vicky and Ted made their home in Skokie, Illinois and then moved to Arizona in the early 1990’s.  Throughout their married life they enjoyed getting together with family members, dancing, and socializing with friends.  They were known for the gracious way they entertained those who came to their home.


Vicky was preceded in death by her husband, son, parents, siblings and their spouses:  John (Lucille) Szymczak, Victor Szymczak, Jane Szymczak, Lottie Szymczak, Stephanie Szymczak, Stephen (Rosella) Szymczak.


Family was always top of mind for Vicky and left to treasure her memory are her sister-in-law Irene Rudnick and ten nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 9:00 a.m. at Haben Funeral Home, 8057 Niles Center Road, Skokie.  A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 8116 Niles Center Road, Skokie.


Vicky’s nieces and nephews would like to thank Joan Thielbar and the current and former staff members at Sun City West Assisted Living for the excellent care they gave both Vicky and Ted.  The family is also grateful to Nadine Fries from Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel in Sun City West for her exceptional service.



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December 28, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Haben Funeral Home
8057 Niles Center Road
Skokie, IL 60077

Mass of Christian Burial
December 28, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church
8116 Niles Center Road
Skokie, IL 60077


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