Genevieve R. "Gene" Kucharski

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Oct. 7, 1921 - March 10, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Genevieve R. "Gene" Kucharski, 92, of South Bend, IN, passed away peacefully at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility at 12:35 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014. She had suffered from declining health in recent years. She was born on October 7, 1921, to the late Anthony and Lottie (Celichowski) Strozewski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong area resident. Along with her parents, one brother, Frank Strozewski, also preceded her in death. Genevieve graduated from South Bend Catholic High School. She and her husband were the former owners of Joe's Tavern on the city's west side. As Genevieve Strozewski, she married Joseph J. Kucharski in South Bend, IN, who passed away on March 3, 1986. Genevieve is survived by her son, Joseph (Teresa) Kucharski; grandchildren, Angela (Keith) Micinski and Brandon (Shannon) Kucharski; a brother, Richard Strozewski of Coldwater, MI; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was a member of St. Monica Parish in Mishawaka, IN, Z.B. Falcons Nest #85, and was a former member of Bowlers Country Club. Genevieve was a wonderful mother and grandmother "Busia." Even in her declining years, she continued to be a model of kindness, grace and courage. She will be greatly missed. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Healthwin Specialized Care, especially the second floor, for the wonderful care given to Genevieve. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN, with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, P.O. Box 4204, South Bend, IN 46634. To send condolences, please visit
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Kaniewski Funeral Homes
3545 North Bendix Drive South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 277-4444
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 12, 2014
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