Esther S. ForyckiFebruary 17, 1920 ~ September 9, 2017 (age 97)
Esther S. Forycki, 97, of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 9, 2017 at Southfield, Village, South Bend, Indiana.
Esther was born on February 17, 1920 in South Bend to the late Henry and Lottie (Jedrzejewski) Poznanski. On August 8, 1942, in South Bend, Esther married her loving spouse, Chester M. Forycki who passed away on April 18, 2005. They had been married for 62 years. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elaine Grohowski and Dolores Rybak; two sisters-in-law, Harriet Piecuch and Sally Piecuch; and four brothers-in-law, Robert Rybak, John Piecuch, Jerome Piecuch, and Raymond Forycki.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Linda (Mark) Ruckert of Mishawaka, Indiana; three grandchildren, Scott A. (Sandy) Ruckert of Osceola, Indiana, Brian M. (Erika Shelstraete) Ruckert and Cindy A. Ruckert both of Mishawka, Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Koty (Lyndee Birtwistle) Rigdon and Tiffany and Mark Ruckert both of Osceola, Indiana; one sister-in-law, Loraine Forycki of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother-in- law, John T. (Maxine) Grohowski of Edwardsburg, Michigan; and by several nieces and nephews.
Esther was a wonderful mother, cook, and baker. She enjoyed reading mystery novels and watching TV, and in earlier days, sewing. Christmas was her favorite holiday, and she would decorate the house and tree beautifully, and bake all types of Christmas cookies. She took family very seriously and kept everyone on their toes and taught me important lessons in living and responsibility. She was a parishioner of St. Matthew Cathedral, a member of the Rosary Society, and a member of the Moose Lodge in South Bend.
Visitation for Esther will be from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 in St. Matthew Cathedral. A visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the Mass at St. Matthew Cathedral on Monday. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Hospice Foundation in Esther’s honor. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Southfield Village and Hospice for the excellent care, wonderful compassion, and dignity with which they gave Mom. She loved her Southfield Village home. Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com