Kenneth W. Samplawski

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Kenneth W. Samplawski, age 89 of Portage, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart. Kenneth was a retired U.S. Steel steelworker and proudly served his country in World War II in the United States Navy. Kenneth enjoyed Square Dancing in his younger years and has always enjoyed fishing and hunting. Kenneth is survived by six sons: Gregory (Jo) Samplawski of Strickler, AR, Jeffery Samplawski of Fayetteville, AR, Kenna Samplawski of AZ, Bryan Samplawski Fayetteville, AR, Daren Samplawski of Portage, and Joel Samplawski of Lincoln, AR; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two brothers: Lloyd Samplawski of Portage and Terry Samplawski of FL; two sisters: Carol Samplawski of IL and Vivian Samplawski of Portage; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Julius and Pearl Samplawski; son, Loren Samplawski; brother, Gerald Samplawski; and sister, Darlene Samplawski. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Wildlife Foundation would be appreciated. A visitation for Kenneth will be Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, Indiana, 46368. Cremation will follow. Call for more information 219-762-3013 or online at

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Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel - Portage
5341 Central Ave.
Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-3013
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Published in The Times on Feb. 15, 2013
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