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Irene M. Stachowicz
September 21, 1926 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Irene M. Stachowicz, 97, of South Bend, Indiana passed away surrounded by her loving family in Midlothian, Illinois on October 25, 2023. She was born on September 21, 1926 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Alex and Wanda (Herman) Wroblewski. On October 18, 1947 she married Nester Stachowicz who preceded her in death on January 16, 1988. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra (Tim) McAfee on March 9, 2022, one granddaughter, Kimberly Stachowicz and one great grandson, Christopher Mullen. She is survived by two daughters, Judith (James) Johnson of Midlothian, Illinois, Michelle Stachowicz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one son, Paul (Karen) Stachowicz of Frankfort, Illinois. She was blessed with thirteen grandchildren, Sean (Frances) McAfee, Brian McAfee, Patrick McAfee, Michael (Sarah) McAfee, Andrea (Kahlil) Floyd, Dana (Chris) Mullen, Brandon (Yen) Henson, Cree (CJ) Dickinson, Michael (Paige) Stachowicz, Kari (Joe) Stachowicz, Gary (Allison) Johnson, Kevin (Lisa) Johnson and Mark (Jen) Johnson. Also surviving are fourteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
Irene was a stay-at-home Mom and always put her family first. She volunteered at school, church and wherever she was needed. She was known for her baking; bringing it to sick people or just to be kind and brighten someone’s day. She enjoyed making rosaries with her church group. She actually made hundreds! When the grandchildren started coming, she loved being a big part of their lives.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday November 3, 2023 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend, IN. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11:00 am in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 55756 Tulip Rd., New Carlisle, IN 46552. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Irene’s honor (https://www.nationalmssociety.org/). Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com