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Patricia M. Bolakowski

October 18, 1939 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 82)


Patricia "Pat" Mary Bolakowski, 82, of Rolling Prairie Indiana was called home by God on November 16, 2021.

Born on October 18, 1939, to Mamie and Anthony "Toney" Pekofske of Rolling Prairie, IN. Pat fulfilled her dream of farming when her and her husband (Thaddeus Bolakowski) purchased their Rolling Prairie homestead shortly after their marriage on September the 10th 1960.

She has been a strong, courageous, prayerful, and devoted mother, sister, wife, and friend who will be dearly missed.   She is survived by her six children, Theresa (Scot) Serry (Galien,MI), , Peter (Traysa Lee) Bolakowski (Fort Wayne, IN), Andrew "Andy" (Judy) Bolakowski (Rolling Prairie, IN), Mary (Carl) Wagner (Niles, MI), John (Wendy) Bolakowski (Chelsea, MI), and Anthony "Tony" Bolakowski (Rolling Prairie, IN) as well as her two siblings, Robert "Bob" Pekofske and Margaret "Margie" Thompson, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by her husband.

A visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. EST concluding with praying the Rosary will be held at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., New Carlisle, IN on Sunday December 5, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Kanty Catholic Church, Rolling Prairie, IN, where Pat was baptized, and married Ted, at Noon EST Monday December 6, 2021, with burial follow in St. John Kanty Cemetery, Rolling Prairie, IN.
Family members respectfully ask that masks be worn during the visitation. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider Mass donations for Pat (envelopes available at Kaniewski’s) or a donation to



December 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home New Carlisle
201 S. Filbert St
New Carlisle, IN 46552

Mass of Christian Burial
December 6, 2021

12:00 PM
St. John Kanty Church
7012 N 600 E
Rolling Prairie, IN 46371


St. John Kanty Cemetery
600 East
Rolling Prairie, IN 46371

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