Fred J. KowalikAugust 24, 1934 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 83)
Fred J. Kowalik, age 83, of Griffith, IN passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Regina Dawn (nee Mirenich) Kowalik; 3 daughters: Kelly Rose (Donald) Morton, Dawn Marie (David) Dal Santo, and Nikki Ann (John) Stewart; 8 grandchildren: Taylor (Matthew) Freebersyser, Leah (Curtis) Rex, Evan Morton, Blair Morton, Matthew (Jennifer) Dal Santo, Mia Dal Santo, Jacob Stewart, and Alyssa Stewart; 4 great-grandchildren: Ruby Dal Santo, Chyna Rex, Mason Rex, and Reagan Rex, sister-in-law: Nikki (late Fred) Miklusak; and several beloved nieces and nephews, . Preceded in death by parents, John and Rose Kowalik; and brother, Robert.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16, 2017, beginning at 1:00 pm at St. Maria Goretti Church, 500 Northgate Dr., Dyer, IN with Rev. Charles Niblick officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to meet with the family on Saturday at the Church from 11:30 am until the time of the Mass at 1:00 pm.
Fred was a 1953 graduate of East Chicago Washington High School; retired Pipefitter from Youngstown Sheet & Tube and Columbia Pipe; a member of United Steel Workers of America Union Local #1011; a U.S. Army Veteran; member of Mended Hearts of Community Hospital; and an avid White Sox fan. Fred was very artistic in his stained-glass creations and woodworking; he was a perfectionist and mastered all his many hobbies. He loved spending time with his family who will miss him dearly. Please omit flowers, memorial donations requested to The American Cancer Society. To share a memory or send a permanent online condolence, logon to: www.fifefuneralhome.com
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