HELEN MARIE LUKAWSKI (KOSCIELNIAK) MUNSTER/EAST CHICAGO
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Helen Marie Lukawski (Koscielniak from home), age 92 of Munster/East Chicago, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012. She was born on October 8, 1920 to Michael and Helen Koscielniak. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Lukawski, whom she married on June 5, 1948. She is survived by her children: Edward (Janny) Lukawski of San Francisco, CA, Kathryn (Mark) Nagdeman of Hammond, Nancy (John) Castro of Milwaukee, WI, Barbara (Norbert) Lyon of Highland, Joseph (Vicki) Lukawski of Crown Point, Mary (Kim) Kessler of Crown Point and JoEllen (Dennis) Grabelle of Highland; her grandchildren: Benjamin (Brooke) Lyon, Veronica Lyon, Kyle (fiancé, Marlena) Nagdeman, Kara, Kristyn and Kevin Kessler, Joseph and Amanda Lukawski and Audrey Lukawski; her great grandsons: Jaxon and Carter Lyon; sister in laws: Rosalie Koscielniak, Victoria Jakubowicz and Val Lukawski; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by her children: John and Mary; her sisters: Stella and Mary; her brothers: Michael (Eileen) and Joseph Koscielniak; her brother and sister in law: Helen (John) Zenone, Andrew Jakubowicz, Frank (Helene) Lukawski and Chester Lukawski; and nieces: Sharon, Konya, Suzie Kubacki and Andrea Jakubowicz. Friends may call at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. by Deacon James Haugh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stanislaus Church, 808 W. 150th St., East Chicago on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Our mom was a lifelong resident of East Chicago. She graduated from Washington High School in 1939. She worked for the postal service, school systems and proprietor of Mike's Hardware. She also was a member of Delta Theta Tau, Polish Women's Alliance, St. Stan's Sewing Circle, choir and Rosary Society. Mostly, she was a great Mom, Busia and Big Busia. She was dedicated to raising her children and grandchildren. We are thankful for all the love and life's lessons that she shared with us. She was very proud of her Polish heritage. The family wished to extend a special thanks to the administration and staff of the Nursing Center at Hartsfield Village for their compassion and care of Helen. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials may be given to St. Stanislaus Church,
, or take a friend to lunch or dinner and tell them the things which are often thought and felt when someone is gone. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many friends. www.burnskish.com
Published in The Times from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012