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Sunday, June 5, 2022
4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Virgil Lee Malinowski, 83, of Bloomington, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home, in Bloomington. Private services will be held for the family at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Illinois.
Virgil was born on April 16, 1939 in Bloomington, son of Alfred and Angie (Urly) Malinowski. He married Betty Wellenreiter on January 11, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Malinowski of Bloomington; daughter, Cindy Gerike of Loveland, OH; son, Randy (Donna) Malinowski of Bloomington; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Niezgoda, Brad Gerike, Andy Malinowski, Katy Jo (John) Moreland, Christina (Eric) Smith, and 5 great grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Milan “Bud” Malinowski of Bloomington, Donald Joe (Judy) Malinowski of Goodfield, James (Aretta) Malinowski of Bloomington, and sister-in-law Patricia Malinowski of Georgetown TX.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Candy Emery; sisters, Margaret Nelson and Joyce Malinowski; brothers, Robert and Lyle Malinowski, and great granddaughter, Lila Niezgoda.
Virgil graduated from Normal Community High School in 1958. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 3 years. Virgil was a Scout Master for Troop 38 for 8 years, umpired for over 10 years, and refereed basketball for 10 years.
He was employed at General Electric for 23 years, Union Camp for 10 years, and Vuteq for 7 years. He retired in 2002, but continued working for Casey's Garden Shop, Bank of Illinois, O'Brien Mitsubishi Motors, and until just recently, Enterprise Car Rental.
Virgil was a member at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served as President of Trinity Lutheran PTO. He served as President of Illinois Camping club from 1977 to 2014. He loved his camping friends.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington or Carle Cancer Institute in Normal