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Barbara J. Piechnik
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
418 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN

Barbara J. Piechnik, 93, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at 10:45 p.m. in Franciscan Health Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington Street, Michigan City, Indiana, with Rev. Walter Ciesla officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. The St. Stanislaus Rosary Sodality will recite the Rosary at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

She was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Michigan City, Indiana, to the late Ignace and Mildred (Ostrowski) Burdick. On Sept. 1, 1948, in Michigan City, Indiana, she married Adam Piechnik, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2003.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Larry) Berg of Michigan City, Indiana, and Anne (Joseph) Kulasa of La Porte, Indiana; two sons, Richard "Rick" (Donna) Piechnik of La Porte, Indiana, and Michael (Sandy) Piechnik of South Bend, Indiana; two granddaughters, Erin (Jeffrey) Dettman of Trail Creek, Indiana, and Katherine (Craig) Stevens of Lockport, Illinois; five grandsons, Richard (Brandi) Piechnik of La Porte, Indiana, Justin (Abigail) Piechnik of Mishawaka, Indiana, Andrew (Lindsey) Piechnik of Lafayette, Indiana, Joel Baker of North Carolina and Shelby Baker of South Bend, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Heather Piechnik, Halie Piechnik, Ava Piechnik, Cece Stevens, Dominik Dettman, Oliver Dettman, Atticus Stevens, Aydan Dettman, Aidan Piechnik, Madison Luke and Clinton Luke Jr.; sister, Diana (Donald) Kabacinski of La Porte, Indiana; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Burdick

Barbara was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St. Stanislaus Church Consolation Choir and the St. Stanislaus Rosary Sodality. She retired from the office of the Michigan Township Trustee and was secretary for St. Stanislaus Cemetery for many years.

Contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City, IN, 46360, or to the donor's choice.

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Published by La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 29, 2021.
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Our sympathies to your family . It´s never easy losing a loved one Loretta always talked about walking To school with Barbara , Lorraine and whoever else they went to school with Sounds like they always had a great time.. mom thought a lot of Barbara Ps Loretta is in hospice now and is still living here with us she had a stroke and can´t get out of bed isn´t eating or drinking I think she´ll be having fun with your mom soon stay strong and be well Lynn Jackson
Lynn Jackson(daughter of Loretta Curtis)
December 1, 2021
Please have our deepest condolences, Rich, for you and your family. We've both lost our parents and we know how deeply one feels the loss. Please keep well and stay strong. Jim and Ana Williams
Jim Williams
November 30, 2021
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