DOLORES ANN BIANCHI CROWN POINT, IN Dolores Ann Bianchi, age 76, of Crown Point, IN (formerly of Schererville, IN) met Jesus on Saturday, January 4, 2014. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Stephanie DeYoung (Tony Stein) of Crown Point, IN, J. Christopher Nagrocki of Demotte, IN, Cynthia Keir of Merrillville, IN, Teresa Nelson of LaGrange, IL, Steve (Kim) Kluga of Merrillville, IN, and Michael (Eva) Kluga of Lake Village, IN; many great and great-great nieces and nephews; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Bianchi; parents: Harry J. and Ella (Grelecki- Kluga) Nagrocki; her brothers: Harry J. Nagrocki Jr. and Steve Kluga; and great nephew, Kolten Nelson. Dolores joined the Franciscan Order in 1950 and served at various missions: St. Florian, Chicago, IL, St. Stanislaus, Chicago, IL, and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Boys Town, NE. She left in 1970 to serve at Boys Town, Schererville, IN. During this time, she married James who died five years later. In 1978-1989, she worked at Inland Steel as an inspector; then worked at St. Anthony Nursing Home until 1991. She opened her own business, Raphaels Place Adult Day Care in Merrillville, IN from 1992-2006. She earned her Clinical Pastoral Education Degree from Loyola Medical Center in 1989. Dolores fought a strong fight against cancer over the last several years. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Geisen Funeral and Cremation Services, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410 from 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Prayers at 11:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 200 E. 78th Ave., Merrillville, IN at 11:30 AM with Fr. Jon Plavcan officiating. Services will conclude at the church with cremation to follow. Sign guestbook or view directions at www.GeisenFuneralHome.com 219-769-3322.
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Geisen Funeral & Cremation Services - Merrillville
Merrillville, IN 46410
Published in The Times from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2014