Funeral Thurs. for artist killed in plane crash

April 22, 2010 6:59:45 AM PDT
The funeral is scheduled to take place in Poland Thursday morning for Wojciech Seweryn, a Polish artist who died in a recent plane crash in Russia that also killed Poland's president, first lady and 93 others. The 70-year-old sculptor was born in Poland but was a longtime resident of the United States and beloved by the Polish community in the Chicago area.

Local mourners are expected to gather Thursday at the monument in Niles that Seweryn created.