There is nothing more important to you than your family. The staff at Kaniewski Funeral Home understand that each family is unique and has special requests and traditions and they strive to provide you and your loved ones with exceptional comfort and care because that's what your family deserves.


 T205-LTTT0205105985TAR-22 Kenneth Kaniewski

Ken is a lifelong resident of South Bend. He is a 1957 graduate of St. Joseph's High School and a 1960 graduate of Indiana College of Morturary Science. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for 45 years. Ken has served on numerous community organizations. He enjoys traveling and attending sporting events. Ken has three children Kim Marie, Greg and Debbie. He also has five grandchildren, Tommy, Danny, Tate, Makenna and Braden.


 T205-LTTT0205105985TAR-15 Robert Kaniewski


Bob is a lifelong resident of South Bend. He is a 1959 graduate of St. Joseph's High School and a 1960 graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed funeral director for 44 years, and also served his country in the Army Reserves for six years. Bob is a member of Sacred Heart Parish and has served on numerous community organizations. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, Notre Dame football, and the outdoors. Bob has been married to his lovely wife, Patty for 48 years and they five children, Mike, Fran, T.K., Angie and Jeff. Bob and Patty also have 7 grandchildren, Timmy, Alex, Mitchell, Paige, Hannah, Jack and Katelyn.


 T205-LTTT0205105985TAR-20 Michael Kaniewski
E-mail: Mike@kaniewski.com

Mike is a lifelong resident of South Bend. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School. He attended Holy Cross College, Indiana University, and graduated from Worsham College in 1986. He is an Indiana licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Life Insurance Agent. Mike is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the National Funeral Directors Association. He has been married to his wife Jill for 22 years and has two children, Timothy and Alex.


 T205-LTTT0205105985TAR-11 Gregory Kaniewski
E-mail: Greg@kaniewski.com

Greg graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1983. He then attended Holy Cross College for two years, before transferring to Arizona State University, where he recieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 1988. He then graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in 1993. Greg is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Indiana Life Insurance Agent. He is a member of Corpus Christi Parish; Knights of Columbus Council No. 5570; The Achievement Forum; and a former member of the South Bend Kiwanis Club. Greg enjoys golfing, attending sporting events,traveling, and spending time with his family. Greg and his wife Julie have three children, Tate, Makenna and Braden.


 T205-LTTT0205105985TAR-25 Jeffrey Kaniewski
E-mail: Jeff@kaniewski.com

Jeff graduated from New Prairie High School in 1995. He attended Holy Cross College and Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, IL, receiving an Associates degree from Worsham in 2000. Jeff is a licensed Funeral Director and Indiana Life Insurance Agent. He has been in the family business for ten years. Jeff has two daughters, Hannah, Katelyn, and a son Jack. He enjoys music, sports and the outdoors. Jeff is an avid golfer, Chicago White Sox baseball, Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame football fan.


 T205-LTTT0205105983TAR-24 Angela Kaniewski Gustafson
E-mail: Angie@kaniewski.com

Angie graduated from St. Joseph's High School. She attended Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN for two years, before transferring to Ball State University. Angie is the corporate secretary and handles all administrative responsibilities. She enjoys fine dining and a good glass of wine. She is also a passionate U2 fan and enjoys watching Notre Dame and Chicago Bears football.


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Tim Kaniewski

Tim recently completed mortuary school at Worsham College in Wheeling, IL.  He is a 2013 graduate of Indiana University.  We feel blessed to have him join us, marking our fifth generation and are fortunate to be entering our 97th year in business in South Bend and 30th year in New Carlisle.  


 T205-LTTT0205105985TAR-12 Sherry Kent
Email: Sherry@kaniewski.com

Sherry is our funeral prearrangement counselor. She takes great pride in seeing that all details of advance funeral arrangements are thought through and recorded. Knowing she is making a difference for the families at the time of a death is a big motivator for her.

Sherry grew up near Lafayette Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University in 1982. She is married and has two children. She loves gardening, photography, reading, spending time with her family, and is very active in her church.  She has been with the Kaniewski family since 1996.


 JanCenPicWeb-edit  Janet (Jan) Cencelewski

Jan has been married to her husband Gerald for 52 years.  She has four children; 3 boys and 1 girl; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  She has been employed with Kaniewski Funeral Home for 6 years.


 maryloupicweb- Mary Lou Wincek

Mary Lou has been married to her husband Rick for 42 years. She has two sons. Mary Lou is a member St. Stanislaus Parish. She has been employed with the funeral home for 11 years.


 franwebsite Fran Kaniewski Pajakowski

Fran has been married to her husband John for 20 years. She has two children. Fran and John are members of Corpus Christi Parish. Fran has been employed with the funeral home for 25 years.


 nancyMcCartney Nancy McCartney

Nancy has three children. She retired from St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She has been empolyed with the funeral home for 11 years. Nancy is also currently employed with the University of Notre Dame.


 geneweb Gene Mikolajewski

Gene is a lifelong resident of South Bend, IN. He graduated from Indiana University with an A.B. Degree, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a M.A. Degree. Gene also completed many in-service management and training seminars throughout his career. In 2007, Gene was recognized as being a Certified Facilities Executive for the International Association of Assembly Managers. In 1995, he retired from the South Bend Police Department, after 22 years of service and being named Police Officer of the Year. Gene was then named as one of the Directors at Century Center Convention Center, and held that position for 13 years. Also from 1988 to the present time, Gene is the Owner and President of Mikolajewski & Associates, Inc., a private licensed security company in Indiana and Michigan.

Gene has also been a part of the Kaniewski Funeral Home Staff for over 30 years in conjunction with his other career positions. In addition, he has been involved in many community organizations, committees and projects. Gene also plays the trumpet, and has been a musician for several local music groups for over 30 years. Today, Gene still enjoys traveling, sports and attending various music entertainment events. Gene has 2 grown children, Bryan and Leslie.


 billgadieskiweb Bill Gaideski

Bill has been married to his beautiful wife, Marilyn for 50 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Bill attended the University of Notre Dame and Lewis University. He is a member of St. Mark Parish in Niles, Michigan.


 johnwebsite John Pajakowski

John is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also the Chief Financial Officer for the funeral home. He has been married to his wife Fran for 20 years, and has two children. John is a member of Corpus Christi Parish and is the Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council #5570.


 jimwituskiweb Jim Wituski

Jim has been married to his wife Pat for 48 years. They have 2 children, Ronald and Deborah; and 3 granddaughters, Waverly, Whitney, and Alexandra. Jim retired from NIPSCO after 36 years of service and has been working at the funeral home since then. When time permits he travels to visit his children and grandchildren in Ohio and Washington D.C. He enjoys being part of the Kaniewski staff and all the new friends he has made.


 Patchodweb Pat Chodzinski

Pat is a lifelong resident of South Bend. He has been employed with the funeral home for over 30 years. He is an accomplished organist and musician. Pat is the funeral home organist and also assists during funerals. He has one son, Jacob and is a member of St. Stanislaus Parish in South Bend.


 jennysingerweb Jenny Singer

Jenny and her husband Scott have been married 15 years and have three children.  She is an active member of Holy Family Parish.  She loves scrapbooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.