Marie (nee Dubowski) Tokarski


Marie Tokarski (nee Dubowski) went to celebrate her 89th New Years Birthday with our Lord. On December 31, 2012, she peacefully joined her husband Theodore, of 57 years. Marie was a resident of Munster, IN and formerly of Gary and Portage, IN. Born January 1, 1924 (a "New Years baby" as Marie always bragged) in Gary, IN to Michael and Mary (Gudel) Dubowski, she attended Emerson High School. On September 10, 1949, she married Theodore "Ted" Tokarski who preceded her in death in 2006. Marie was a hard worker and owned and operated her and her husband's local grocery store (Fairview Groceries) for many years in East Glen Park. She was a strong, dedicated and devoted mother. Marie was the beloved mother of Ann Tokarski of Schererville, Ted (Sherril) Tokarski, and Michael (Donna) Tokarski of Portage; cherished grandmother of four grandsons: Joshua Sterne, Alex, and Jonathan Tokarski, and Ron Warkentien; caring great grandmother of Hailey and Kristin Warkentien; dearest sister to Helen (late Bill) Morgan of Paonia, CO; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews; and a wonderful cousin, too. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Theodore "Ted"; wonderful parents; loving sister, Lillian (Edward) Knapp; and caring brothers: Joseph and Fr. George Dubowski. Marie was a 48 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Tadeusz Kozeciuszko Unit #207; longtime member of Polish National Alliance Madame Currie Circle Lodge #3134; former parishioner of St. Hedwigs, Blessed Sacrament, and Nativity of Our Savior parishes. She was a current member of St. Michael's Parish in Schererville. Devoted to her family, Marie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service (6360 Broadway, Merrillville) on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 PM with a Madame Curie prayer service at 3:00 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary service at 3:30 PM, and a prayer service at 5:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM from Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 10:30 AM from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (1 W. Wilhelm St., Schererville) with Rev. Martin Dobrzynski officiating. At rest Heritage Cemetery, Portage, IN. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the or the Franciscan Friary in Burlington, WI. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at:

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6360 Broadway  Merrillville, IN 46410

Published in The Times from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2013