Solonka, Joyce F. 77, of Sandwich passed away suddenly Saturday, May 10, 2014 at her home. She was born April 4, 1937 in Aurora, IL the daughter of Alfred and Angeline (Cosentino) Boschelli. She married Carl Solonka on April 28, 1990 in Batavia, IL. Joyce was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk. She was a member of Women of the Moose
for over 50 years. Joyce worked at Sears for 25 years and Wal-Mart for 5 years. She was lovingly called Dr. Joyce by her friends and neighbors, she always knew how to ease their aliments. She is survived by her husband, Carl of Sandwich; three daughters, Kathy (Dave) Kettley of Aurora, IL, Laurie (Timothy) Butt of Kingsville, Ontario, Canada and Melissa (Will) Pomeroy of Terre Haute, IN; four sons, Mike (Lisa) Peura of Yorkville, IL, David (Dawn) Solonka of Oak Forest, IL, Carl Solonka, Jr. of Aurora, IL and Randy Solonka of Indy, IN; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Marie Boschelli of Lisle, IL; one aunt, Louise Bucciere of Aurora, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home in Sandwich with Father Andrew C. Hougan officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet in Aurora. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Mooseheart. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHome.com
Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home 606 E. Arnold Rd., Sandwich, IL 60548. 815-786-2165.