Visitation for Maria A. Tabaka (nee Miazga), 96, of Lake Zurich since 1976, will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. The Visitation will continue Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Prayers at 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 316 W. Mill St., Wauconda, IL 60084. The Interment will be held in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Maria was born January 1, 1925 in Poland, and passed away peacefully on September 3, 2021, at her home in Lake Zurich, IL.
Maria was the beloved wife of the late Andrzej Tabaka; loving mother of Teresa (late Alexsander) Dolecka, Jozef (Maria) Tabaka, Zofia Decowska, and Bronislawa (Romuald) Samolis; loving grandmother of Beata (Chris) Moose, Roman (Desiree) Dolecki, Renata (Jamie) Macy, Dorothy (Jon) Gifford, Natalia (Kamil) Labanowski, Sylvia (Andrzej) Chrapczynski, Mark Tabaka, Marta Tabaka, Piotr (Carolina) Decowski, Andrzej (Julie) Decowski, Slawomir Decowski, Monica (David) Nagorzanski, Michelle Samolis, and Michael Samolis; loving great-grandmother of Tuker and Haydn Moose, Gabriella Dolecki, Isla, Cora, and Ruby Claire Macy, Charlotte and Benjamin Gifford, Adrian and Alexander Labanowski, Emilia and Olivia Chrapczynski, Nick and Eva Decowski, Alex, Brody, and Maya Decowski, Lydia, Henry, and Eleanor Nagorzanski, and Mia Mendez; dear daughter of the late Tomasz and Zofia (nee Decowska) Miazga; fond sister of the late Jadwiga (Adam) Miazga, Stanislaw (Julia) Miazga, Bronislawa (Zenek) Kwapinska, and Jozef (Katarzyna) Miazga.
Maria devoted her life to her family and to God. Growing up in Poland and living through WWII, she came to America to give her family the best life possible and worked hard to provide for her family. She enjoyed having family gatherings and took pride in seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended weekly mass and was overjoyed as soon as a Polish mass was available in the area. She was one of the first to attend the new Polish mass at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Wauconda, IL.