Vivian Wisniewski, 87, of Afton died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at EveryStep Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. A Mass of Christian burial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Moberly, Missouri. Rev. Philip Niekamp will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Moberly, Missouri. Open visitation with family to receive friends will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at Million-Taylor Funeral Home, 320 S. Williams St., Moberly, Missouri. Memorials can be given to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
Vivian Jean Wisniewski, daughter of William Dahms and Elma (Benson) Dahms was born July 31, 1932, in Chicago. Vivian was educated at Roselawn School in Roselawn, Illinois.
Vivian was united in marriage to Dennis Francis Wisniewski Dec. 24, 1951, in Chicago. They settled in Roseland, Illinois. Vivian worked as an active homemaker. Following Dennis entering the military, they moved to Blue Island, Illinois, where she worked as a candy striper and homemaker. They later moved to Posen, Illinois, and later to Cairo, Missouri. In 2002, they moved to Afton to be near family. Vivian was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, St. Pius Catholic Church and St. Edward Catholic Church. She was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she was past president. She was also a girl scout leader.
Vivian is survived by her six children: Dennis (Mary Jo) Wisniewski of Posen, Illinois, Kenneth (wife Mary) Wisniewski of Edge Creek, Illinois, John (Caryle) Wisniewski in Midlothian, Illinois, Carol Holste of Afton, Frances Haynes of Conyers, Georgia, and Stella (David) Mausehund of Lake Village, Indiana; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Vivian is preceded in death by her parents; husband Dennis Wisniewski in 2003; infant son Donald Wisniewski; four sisters: Melverna Roepkey, June Dahms, Bernice Shefko and Marie Donegan; a brother Clifford Dahms; son-in-law Carl Holste in 2012; and a great-grandson Trevor Proper.