Carolyn K. Kovacs

  • Born: January 22, 1937
  • Died: December 16, 2016
  • Location: Granger, Indiana

Kaniewski Funeral Homes, Inc.

3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Tel. (574) 277-4444

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carolyn K. Kovacs, 79, of Granger (formerly of Osceola) passed away on Friday December 16, 2016 at the Hearth at Juday Creek. She was born on January 22, 1937, in South Bend, to the late Clement and Josephine (Mirocha) Grzeskowiak. Carol was also preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Grzeskowiak. Survivors include her sister, Sandra (Jim) Pontius of Mishawaka; two brothers, Thomas and Melvin (Judy) Grzeskowiak; a sister-in-law, Joanne of Lakeland, FL; four nieces, Debbie Hernandez, Paula Balderas, Jill Mejer and Katherine Blumberg; and by seven nephews, Todd and Bruce Pontius and Kevin, Jeff, Alan Mark and Eric Grzeskowiak . She worked as a Supervisor in the Purchasing Department for the South Bend Community School Corporation. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday January 7, 2017 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 4508 Vistula Road, Mishawaka. Friends may visit with the family for one hour prior to the Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation. To send online condolences, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. It is heartbreaking for someone to leave us in death. Please find peace and comfort in knowing that God understands your grief and that He cares.
~ 1 Peter 5:6, 7

Posted by Jonathan Agudo - Fort Wayne, IN   January 16, 2017

Carolyn was a cousin to both Marilyn and I. Marilyn on her mother's side, and I on her father's. Marilyn was much closer to Carolyn than I because they grew up together. She was maid of honor at our wedding. Although I was not as close, she always greeted me with her wonderful smile and made me feel so comfortable, as did everyone in her family.

Carolyn and I continued to exchange Christmas cards even after Marilyn' s passing, but this year I did not receive a card Now I understand, as I just became aware of her passing today. I am so sad for all of her remaining family as I am sure that they will miss her so much, but I am so happy for her family in heaven because they have all been waiting so long to be with her. I know that she and Marilyn must be sharing wonderful memories. Carolyn will be in my daily prayers.

Posted by Jon Dudeck - Pittsburgh - Family   December 24, 2016

Carol was a very dear to me. I will always think about her as friend who I could talk to about anything. I was always hoping to be able to see her again. I was very sad to hear about her passing. Thank you all for sharing with me. My most sincere condolences.

Posted by Irma Buczynski - Osceola, IN - Friend   December 23, 2016


Such a kind-hearted and gentle-spirited person Carol was and I always appreciated these qualities about her. She was a wonderful, classy lady and I am sad to learn of her passing. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Karen Nye - La Porte, IN - Coworker   December 20, 2016

I was so sad to hear of Carol's passing. She was one of the sweetest women I have known. Working with her, she was always so helpful, kind and understanding. Carol will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Posted by Gayle Garrage - Edwardsburg, MI - Coworker   December 18, 2016

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    December 17, 2016