STANLEY KOLIBOSKI SCHERERVILLE/MUNSTER, IN/DOLTON, IL
Stanley Koliboski, age 87, of Schererville/Munster/Dolton was taken home by our Lord on April 5, 2013. He was born in East Chicago, IN and raised his family in Dolton, IL. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Theresa (Lew); loving daughters: Diane Bragiel (Tim Maruszczak) of Munster, and Donna (Rick) Pape of Orland Park, IL. Survived by his grandchildren: Michael Bragiel, Jeffrey Bragiel, Brittany Pape, and Brianne Pape who will all miss him dearly. Also survived by dearest sisters-in-law: Gertrude Gawel, Mary (Jerry) Gawel, Joan Lew, and Doloris Lew. Preceded in death by his parents: Felix and Zofie Koliboski; son-in-law, Edward Bragiel; siblings: Marion (Sue) Koliboski, John (Dorothy Zatorski) Koliboski, Felix Jr. Koliboski, Dennis (Kubu) Koliboski, Eugene Koliboski, Ann (Richard) Rusinski, and Stella (Arthur) Carlson; in-laws: Emily (Stanley) Jablonski, Adeline (Wallace) Bartczak, Cecelia (Stanley) Zonca, Clementine Lew, Al (Leona) Lew, Walter Lew, Christine (Frank) Nowak, Joseph Lew, and Richard Gawel. Stan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He met his wife, Theresa, at Danceland and married in 1954. Stan was employed by Sinclair, ARCO, and Amoco Oil companies. In his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling to Florida, polka dancing, and living a healthy lifestyle. Stan was a member of Fitness Point for 13 years. He was also member of American Legion Post 330, Disabled American Veterans, and the Cal-Ridge Moose Lodge. Stanley was a cancer survivor. One of his most memorable experiences was his participation in a commercial for Cancer Survivors. He also participated in Northwestern University Clinical Research Program. "We love and miss you. We will always feel your presence in our lives." A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at St. Maria Goretti Church, 500 Northgate Drive, Dyer, IN at 11:00 a.m. Friends are invited to meet with the family before the service on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. American Legion service following the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stanley's memory to St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church.
Published in The Times on Apr. 11, 2013