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“My heart goes out to Irene's family and friends. I am grateful to have cared for Irene, if only for a brief time (Center for Hospice). May you all...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Debra Janicki - Granger, IN

“The Bickel family was so grateful to have Irene babysit in the early 1960s. She was fun, interesting and interested in us kids even as we got older....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Bickel - Indianapolis, IN

“I will always have you in my heart you will be miss so now Everytime I see a cubs game ill be thinking of you Kiisha Donathen at Creekside village PS...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kiisha Donathen - Mishawaka, IN

“Sweet Irene...I feel very blessed and honored to have gotten to know you over the last few years. I've enjoyed our talks and friendship more than...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Chaya Schmeling - Buchanan, MI

“RIP Aunt Rene I know everyone welcomed you to those pearly gates in heaven with open arms . I'm sure all of you are enjoying a high ball now. You...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jeny Flowers - Lippert - IN

“RIP Aunt Rene I know everyone welcomed you to those pearly gates in heaven with open arms . I'm sure all of you are enjoying a high ball now. You...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jeny Flowers - Lippert - IN

“This woman is a Saint! Truly a wonderful neighbor who watched me and all my family grow up across the alley. So many wonderful memories of having...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Thomas Grembowicz - Fishers, IN

“Irene was such a fun loving person. I met her 11 years ago when Jim and I got married and she welcomed me into her family. Over the years she would...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Geiorgette Flowers - South bend, IN

“A precious and lovely lady has joined her family and godson, Duane Frank Brown. May you all rest in peace. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Mabry - Granger, IN

Irene Josephine Wesolek, 94, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 3:44 a.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in Creekside Village, Mishawaka, Indiana. Irene was born on March 14, 1922 in South Bend to Frank and Josephine (Buczkowski) Kolanda, she was a lifelong resident. She had been employed with Wilson Brothers Shirt Factory for 15 years. On June 23, 1951, in St. Stanislaus Church, she wed Edward T. Wesolek, her husband and lifelong friend who preceded her in death on March 23, 2006. Her six sisters and brother have been awaiting her to join them; Helen and Elizabeth Kolanda, Frances Brown, Marie White, Bernice Staszewski, Loretta Janowiak and Joseph Kolanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 17, 2016 in Holy Cross Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. Monday in the church, where a rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. Irene proudly served her country as a W.W. II Navy Veteran. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Altar and Rosary Society and Harvest House. Irene enjoyed gardening, bowling, sports and family. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and University of Notre Dame Women's Basketball fan. She was a Nanny for many of her friends and family. Memorial Contributions may be donated to Holy Cross School Athletic Association. Kaniewski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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