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“Our prayers our with your family in this time of sadness. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Dan & Kandee Tinkel - Mishawaka , IN

“My condolences to family of Carl Z. I enjoyed trips to factory, golf at Hawks Head, and his talk of family love and accomplishments. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: TOM FREDERICK - Mishawaka, IN

“My prayers and thoughts go out to a wonderful person. He was a very good friend for over 30 years. My condolences to the family on your loss. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Robert (Bobby "K" Kruszynski - IN

“Tammy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I'm sorry to learn of your loss. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Andrea De Graff - South Bend, IN

“My deepest condolences to Carl's family. He will be sorely missed but retained in our memories of the years that we spent together as classmates at...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Szymczak - South Bend, IN

“Caleb & Family, I'm very sorry to hear about your grandpa. Know that you are all in my prayers. I will see you at the funeral home. Frank ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Frank Keszei - South Bend, IN

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts. --Mahatma Gandhi May your memories bring you peace, comfort...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Foster - South Bend, IN

“We will miss you Uncle Carl! Give Auntie Joan a hug for us in heaven! Love, Ann, Mike, Drew, Jason, Ryan and Aaron Miller ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Miller - Milwaukee, WI

“Peace and comfort as the Angels guide you home to everlasting life and eternal joy. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Victoria Burkhart - South Bend, IN

“My condolences to his family and friends. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rick Hanson - Jackson, WI


South Bend - Carl J. Zwierzynski, 78, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday October 22, 2013, in Cardinal Nursing Home, South Bend. Carl was born on March 14, 1935 in South Bend to the late Sylvester and Violet (Ciesiolka) Zwierzynski. He married Joan Switalski on June 9, 1956, she preceded him in death on February 21, 2013. Surviving is his daughter, Tamela of South Bend; his son, Joseph (Catherine); three grandchildren, Jacob (Brittanie) of Michigan City, IN, Adam of South Bend and Caleb (Kassandra) of South Bend; and by five great-grandchildren, Avary, Autumn, Viviana, Giuliana and Gianni. Also surviving is his sister, Patricia (Ronald) Malecki of Jackson, WI. Carl was a Firefighter with the South Bend Fire Department for 32 years, before retiring in June of 1993. He was the former president of the Firefighters Local Union #362 and a former assistant fire chief. He then took the position of St. Joseph County Emergency Manager from 1993 to 1997. He was a Naval Reservist, a member of the Indiana Firefighters Association and the International Association of Firefighters. Carl's life was dedicated to his loving wife, family and friends. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing at Blackthorn Golf Club, where he worked for the last 20 years. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 pm Thursday October 24, 2013, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, where a parish Rosary will be prayed at 4 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Friday October 25, 2013, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. The family would like to thank Cardinal Nursing Home for their wonderful care of Carl and Joan. Also a sincere thanks to the Center for Hospice Care. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Baptist Church, 3526 St. Johns Way, South Bend, IN 46628.

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