Lorraine Mary Golon

Lorraine Mary Golon (nee Kowalczyk),

DYER, IN - Lorraine Mary Golon (nee Kowalczyk), age 90, of Dyer, Indiana, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away October 30, 2020.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband Edward "Kelly" Golon, and her three brothers Vincent Kowalczyk, Norbert Kowalczyk, and John "Buddy" Kowalczyk. She is survived by her daughter Darlene Cowan; son Mark Golon; her sisters Bernadine Skiba and Barbara Marciniak; her six grandchildren: Crystal, Richie, Melissa, Kelly, Matt, and Kevin; as well as eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Lorraine loved to cook, crochet, spend time with family, and volunteer. She was exceedingly social and lived to give her time to others. She crocheted hundreds of baby afghans, caps, and booties for donation to local hospitals and shelters. A longtime member of Tops #970, Town and Country Homemakers, and SPARKS, she also spent decades as a Eucharistic minister, administering the sacrament to the homebound. She was an enthusiastic member of her local parish, St. Joseph Church in Dyer, and an active member of their Altar and Rosary women's organization, funeral choir, and decorating committee. She was a passionate member of the Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites and enjoyed masses and rosaries at the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster.

In her own words, Jesus was the center of Lorraine's life and nothing was more important to her than her Catholic faith. If desired friends are encouraged to make memorial donations in the form of mass offerings.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Joseph Church 440 Joliet St. Dyer, Indiana. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and cemetery restrictions burial for Lorraine will be held privately for the family at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Arrangements entrusted to ELMWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL, St. John. For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

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Published by The Times on Nov. 13, 2020.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Church
440 Joliet St., Dyer, Indiana
Funeral services provided by:
Elmwood Chapel
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Darlene and family-our hearts go out to you and our Prayers of eternal life in Heaven go to your mother Lorraine. With love-Tia& Lanier
Tia & Lanier Chiesi
November 15, 2020
Darlene and Mark - I am so sorry to read about your Mom's passing. I always enjoyed talking to your Mom. She was always so nice, cheerful, enthusiastic, entertaining and a good friend and neighbor to my parents all these years. She will be missed but she is in God's hands now. My sincere condolences.
Kathy Werner
November 13, 2020
Lorraine you will be missed. Not only did you crochet for the Nazareth house and Carmelite home but you enlisted others to crochet as well. You were one in a million.
Fritzie Kurz
November 13, 2020
Our Deepest sympathies to the Golon Family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
The Spiritual Care Dept. Franciscan Health
November 13, 2020