Sister Margaret Kacvinsky

Sister Margaret Kacvinsky, OSF (1937 – 2019), died at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Village, Joliet, Illinois on September 12, 2019. Sister Margaret was the daughter of the late Margaret (Renner) and Stephen Kacvinsky. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jennifer, and brother Michael.

She is survived by her brother, Stephen James, who resides with his wife, Joan, in Salisbury, Missouri. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, Joliet for 62 years.

Sister Margaret was a member of St. Stephen (now St. Michael the Archangel Parish) in Streator, Illinois. She attended the parish grade school and graduated from Streator Township High School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Francis, now University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois. Sister Margaret participated in various educational ministries in Ohio and Illinois after completing her studies.

Her ministry underwent a big change when she became Administrative Assistant and Secretary for Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet, Illinois, a ministry she excelled in for 18 years. In 1997, thanks to her bi-lingual talents, she was invited to minister at Our Lady of Mount Carmel as Parish secretary and bookkeeper for 15 years. In 2013 she let it be known that she had always wanted to minister with the Native Americans in northern Wisconsin. For the last six years she has served at Our Lady of the Lake Cluster Parishes in Ashland, Wisconsin as the parish bookkeeper. She ministered in the North Country for the last six years of her life.

The wake for Sister Margaret will be at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming Avenue, Joliet, Illinois, (Wyoming and Rt. 30) on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:45 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 4:45 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Procession will leave from Our Lady of Angels on Friday morning, September 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, 1433 Essington Road, Joliet, IL, 60435.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at

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