MARION KNAPIK HAMMOND, IN
Marion Knapik, age 94, entered into the gates of heaven and was reunited with his beloved wife of 70 years, Anne Marie and loving son, Kenneth on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He is survived by four children: Marion Charlene (John) Kraulis, Duane (Robin) Knapik, Mary Sue (Cliff) Mason, and Michael Knapik; four grandchildren: Ted (Michele) Kraulis, Emily (Rob) Larson, Cliff Mason IV, and Sarah Mason; two step-grandchildren: Rick Poppa and Jennifer Hooks; three great grandchildren: Jake Larson, Joshua Mason, and Alyssa Kraulis; two brothers: Frank (Athene) and Walter (Janet) Knapik; numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents: Peter and Josephine Knapik; four sisters: Jeanette Chwastowicz, Adwina Rogus, Mary Knapik, and Alice Knapik; and one brother, John (Betty) Knapik. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville) from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (prayer service at 7:00 p.m.). Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 with prayers at 9:30 a.m. at Bocken Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond (Hessville) with Rev. Charles Mosley celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL. Born and raised in East Chicago, Marion had been a lifetime resident of the Calumet Area. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for over 65 years. Marion was a devout Catholic who loved his Lord and his church. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, as a Sergeant. Marion served in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He worked for over 26 years at LTV Steel in the Electric Shop as foreman. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Tucson, AZ where Marion enjoyed golfing and woodworking. Marion was a talented musician and loved to play his accordion for family and friends. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219) 844-1600 or visit us at www.bockenfunerals.com.
Bocken Funeral Home, Inc.
7042 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, IN 46363
Published in The Times from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2014