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Thomas Kwederowitz + Anna BrazinskasAnton Shupenus + Helen ZwinakNicholas Thomas "N. T." Lashmet + Bridget "Bee" CoffeeEdward Fox + Martha Ruey Seaworth
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Thomas Peter Kwedar12/7/1884 -- 8/5/1966avatar
Victoria Shupenus11/05/1893 -- 1/21/1978avatar
Harry Thomas Lashmet12/16/1897 -- 9/30/1957avatar
Sadie Fox12/8/1900 -- 6/27/1984avatar
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Eddie Kwedar

Dr Edward Walter Kwedar

Birth1/27/1931
 
Educ.
 
M.D.
Chicago, University of Chicago
Educ.6/1955
B.S.
Champaign, University of Illinois
Death1/1/2011
 
Grave
Aged: 79.9 years
Dr. Edward W. Kwedar, 79, died on January 1, 2011 at his home in Springfield.

He was born on a farm near Pana, IL on January 27, 1931, the son of Thomas and Victoria Shupenus Kwedar. He married Dorothy Lashmet in Evanston, IL on December 28, 1957. She preceded him in death in July, 2004. A son, Thomas Carl, also preceded him in death in August, 1966.

Dr. Kwedar received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1955. After completing an internship in Evanston, he entered the medical corps of the Regular Army in July, 1956 and served on active duty until January, 1964. During his military service he completed a residency in ophthalmology at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. His last duty station was Chief of Ophthalmology at Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, HI.

He was in a private practice in ophthalmology in Springfield from January, 1964 to July, 1989 when he became a full-time faculty member of the SIU School of Medicine. He retired in December, 1997.

He is survived by one son and three daughters; Dr. John (Sharon) Kwedar of Springfield; Susan (Scott) Homa of Morton; Drs. Kathryn (Mason) Copeland of Brownsburg, IN; Elizabeth (Edwin) Roland of Chatham, NJ; eighteen grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a sister, Helen Welsh of Taylorville and a good friend, Rotha Dickey of Decatur.

He loved his children and grandchildren and was a very active part of their lives.

Dr. Kwedar was a member of the AMA, Illinois State Medical Society and the Sangamon County Medical Society. He was also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and The Society of Military Ophthalmologists.

He was a life-time member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and was an avid Illini fan. He was also a long-time member of the Island Bay Yacht Club and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Association. He was a member of the charter class of volunteers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Family will receive friends from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1725 S. Walnut St., Springfield with Msgr. John R. Ossola, celebrant.
Published in The State Journal-Register on January 5, 2011

Dorothy Jane "Dot" Lashmet

Birth4/5/1935
 
Death6/6/2004
 
Grave
Aged: 69.2 years
Dorothy "Dot" Kwedar, 69, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at her home of breast cancer. She was born April 5, 1935 in Evanston, the daughter of Harry and Sadie Fox Lashmet. She married Dr. Edward Kwedar in 1957 in Evanston. An 8 year old son, Tommy Kwedar, preceded her in death in 1966.

She was a graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing in Evanston in 1956. Mrs. Kwedar has been a resident of Springfield since 1964. She was very active in Girl Scouts, PTA and the Care Center of Springfield in her earlier years. She was president of the Sangamon County Medical Auxiliary in 1981.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Saint John's Hospital Samaritans, Questers, a King's Daughters Circle, and the Island Bay Yacht Club.

Survivors: husband, Dr. Edward Kwedar; 3 daughters, Betsy (husband Edwin) Roland of Chatham, NJ, Susie (husband, Scott) Homa of Morton, IL, Dr. Kathy (husband Dr. Mason)Copeland of New Albany, IN; son, Dr. John (wife Sharon) Kwedar of Springfield; 8 granddaughters and 8 grandsons; sister, Maryann (husband Dr. Leo) Cummins of Laguna Beach, CA.

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Thomas Carl 

10/20/19588/20/1966  DC, Washington  
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  • Newspaper, 1/5/2011: Dr. Edward W. Kwedar

    Dr. Edward W. Kwedar, 79, died on January 1, 2011 at his home in Springfield.

    He was born on a farm near Pana, IL on January 27, 1931, the son of Thomas and Victoria Shupenus Kwedar. He married Dorothy Lashmet in Evanston, IL on December 28, 1957. She preceded him in death in July, 2004. A son, Thomas Carl, also preceded him in death in August, 1966.

    Dr. Kwedar received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1955. After completing an internship in Evanston, he entered the medical corps of the Regular Army in July, 1956 and served on active duty until January, 1964. During his military service he completed a residency in ophthalmology at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. His last duty station was Chief of Ophthalmology at Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, HI.

    He was in a private practice in ophthalmology in Springfield from January, 1964 to July, 1989 when he became a full-time faculty member of the SIU School of Medicine. He retired in December, 1997.

    He is survived by one son and three daughters; Dr. John (Sharon) Kwedar of Springfield; Susan (Scott) Homa of Morton; Drs. Kathryn (Mason) Copeland of Brownsburg, IN; Elizabeth (Edwin) Roland of Chatham, NJ; eighteen grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a sister, Helen Welsh of Taylorville and a good friend, Rotha Dickey of Decatur.

    He loved his children and grandchildren and was a very active part of their lives.

    Dr. Kwedar was a member of the AMA, Illinois State Medical Society and the Sangamon County Medical Society. He was also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and The Society of Military Ophthalmologists.

    He was a life-time member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and was an avid Illini fan. He was also a long-time member of the Island Bay Yacht Club and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Association. He was a member of the charter class of volunteers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

    Family will receive friends from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m.

    A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1725 S. Walnut St., Springfield with Msgr. John R. Ossola, celebrant.

    Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to: Saint Joseph's Home of Springfield, 3306 S. 6th St. Rd., Springfield, IL 62703; or the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Association, 2301 East Lake Dr., Springfield, IL 62707
  • Newspaper, 7/8/2004: DOROTHY "DOT' KWEDAR
    Dorothy "Dot" Kwedar, 69, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at her home of breast cancer.

    She was born April 5, 1935 in Evanston, the daughter of Harry and Sadie Fox Lashmet. She married Dr. Edward Kwedar in 1957 in Evanston. An 8 year old son, Tommy Kwedar, preceded her in death in 1966.

    She was a graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing in Evanston in 1956.

    Mrs. Kwedar has been a resident of Springfield, Illinois since 1964. She was very active in Girl Scouts, PTA and the Care Center of Springfield in her earlier years. She was president of the Sangamon County Medical Auxiliary in 1981.

    She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Saint John's Hospital Samaritans, Questers, a King's Daughters Circle, and the Island Bay Yacht Club.

    Survivors: husband, Dr. Edward Kwedar; 3 daughters, Betsy (husband Edwin) Roland of Chatham, NJ, Susie (husband. Scott) Homa of Morton, IL, Dr. Kathy (husband Dr. Mason) of New Albany, IN; son Dr. John (wife Sharon) Kwedar of Springfield; 8 granddaughters and 8 grandsons; sister. Maryann (husband Dr. Leo) Cummins of Laguna Beach, CA.

    The family of Dorothy Kwedar is being served by the Kiriin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6"' St. Springfield.

    The family will receive friends from 4 pm to 8 pm Friday, July 9, 2004 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6'" St. Springfield. The visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass: 11 am Saturday, Blessed Sacrament Church, Rev. Msgr. Kevin Vann, celebrant. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of St. John's Hospital 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield. IL 62702-9985 or Washington Park Playground Fund, Springfield Parks Foundation 2500 S. 11"' St. Springfield, IL 62705.
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