- [S142] Newspaper Article, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jun 1957.
John Lloyd Muzik obituary
- [S112] Census, 1930.
Name: Mary Muzik
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Cicero, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Estimated Birth Year: 1923
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Finland
Enumeration District Number: 2078
Family Number: 117
Sheet Number and Letter: 5A
Line Number: 33
NARA Publication: T626, roll 497
Film Number: 2340232
Digital Folder Number: 4584298
Image Number: 01050
Household Gender Age
Parent John Muzik M 28
Parent Allie Muzik F 26
Mary Muzik F 7
John Muzik M 3
Tony S Louis M 25
- [S142] Newspaper Article, Chicago Tribune, 13 Jan 2006.
Mary E. Oudsteyn, age 83, of Plainfield, IL, formerly of Glen Ellyn, IL, at rest Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. Born Dec. 18, 1922 in Highland Park, IL, the fond daughter of the late John L. and Allie M. Muzik; beloved wife of the late Richard; survived by her loving children, Kathy (Mike) Svach, Rick Boyd and Ann (Rick) Undesser; cherished grandmother of Tony (Rene) Svach, Peter (Krista) Svach and Michael Undesser; loving great-grandmother of Elizabeth and Anna Svach; dear sister-in-law of Sharmaine (the late Jack) Muzik. Mary will be remembered the most for being Glen Ellyn's Mrs. Santa Claus. Volunteered at Central DuPage Hospital. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Mother Theresa Home in Lemont, IL for all of their caring they gave Mary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary Immaculate Church Building Fund, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL 60544. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL, with interment in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Visitation Friday, Jan. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at OvermanJones Funeral Home, 309 Joliet Road (corner of Rt. 30 & 59), Plainfield, IL. Info, 815-436-9221 or www.overman-jones.com
- [S142] Newspaper Article, Chicago Tribune, 15 Jan 2006.
With smile, she was Mrs. Claus
During the 1980s, in her perfectly typecast role as Mrs. Claus in the annual Glen Ellyn Christmas Walk, Mary Oudsteyn was a welcome sight for teary-eyed children wary of sitting on Santa's lap.Family members recalled how the former longtime Glen Ellyn resident delighted in providing comfort to little ones feeling scared in the presence of her jolly mate.
"A child would be all smiles waiting in line to see Santa, but as soon as it was his turn to talk he'd freeze up or start crying," said her daughter, Kathy Svach. "That's when she'd take him in her arms, give him a big hug and smile, and tell him everything was all right."Mrs. Oudsteyn, 83, of Lemont, a former merchant and community volunteer, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, in her home from complications related to her 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.Born in Highand Park, Mrs. Oudsteyn spent her childhood in Cicero, where she graduated from Morton High School. In 1945, she married her husband of 50 years, Richard, who died in 1995. The couple made their home in Cicero before moving to Glen Ellyn in the mid-1970s.From 1976 to 1989, Mrs. Oudsteyn and her husband owned and operated Glen Ellyn Camera on Main Street, family members said. "She got to know so many people in town through the shop," said her daughter. "One day the fire chief asked her if she'd like to play Mrs. Claus during the Christmas Walk, and she happily agreed."During the 1980s and 1990s, Mrs. Oudsteyn also volunteered at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, where she logged nearly 800 hours at the Coffee Corner Shop."She was remembered for her warm and friendly smile," said Eileen Belokin, the hospital's director of volunteer services.Other survivors include a son, Rick Boyd; a daughter, Ann Undesser; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Mass was said.
- [S1] U. S. Social Security Death Index, 347-16-7912.
Issued in Illinois, residing in Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois