Vincent Bazan, age 92, of OFallon, born July 10, 1921 in Zabratowka, Poland to Wojcieh and
Agata, nee Magryz, Bazan, died Feb. 6, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family.
After enduring much hardship during World War II, Vincent immigrated with his wife and infant
son to the U.S. in 1950. He worked at an East St. Louis meat-packing plant more than 20 years, and
later, as a handyman. Family members and friends knew Vince as a hard worker, a loving father,
and devoted husband. His religious faith was of great importance to him. Vinces many years of
faithful attendance made him a familiar face to those who attended daily Mass services at St. Clare
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Richard, and several siblings.
He is survived by his wife Genevieve Bazan; his five children Eugene (Diane) Bazan of Fairview
Heights, Theresa (Vernon) Swalley of Caseyville, Edmund, Carol, and Patricia Bazan, all of
OFallon; daughter-in-law Margie Bazan of Nevada City, Calif.; and five grandchildren Isaac,
Malachi, Rose, Grace, and Greg.
Memorial donations may be made to the Landscape Fund of St. Clare Church or to Heartland
Hospice. Condolences may be offered at www.wfh-ofallon.com .
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10 to 11a.m., Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
at St. Clare Catholic Church, Shiloh, Illinois.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the
church with Rev. Jim Deiters presiding. Burial will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights,
Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, OFallon, Illinois.