Jack S Szymanowski

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“I spent 29 wonderful years with Jack, I miss you so much someday we will be together again in heaven. rest in peace i love youix ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: virginia szymanowski - Dowagiac, MI

“It was great working with you, Jack. You and me fixing the things that the 'kids' couldn't figure out, 'cause they were too busy looking too deep. ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Jager - Kalamazoo, MI, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and give you strength during this sad time,, ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: hazel remagen - paragould, AR

“Virginia, my prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace. God Blees you. Donna ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Irving - friend

“Dad you are missed so much already,You will alway's be in my heart and one day we will be together again! I love you so much you are the greatest Dad...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy Freeman - Daughter

“I met Jack at the Whirlpool Plant #1 in St.Joseph during my millwright apprenticeship. The shutdown caused us to go separate ways. Later I hired...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Patzkowsky - Battle Creek, MI

“Way too many memories to post an individual one... Loved you very much Uncle Jack... You will most certainly be missed by many, and especially by me....Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Roberts - Okeechobee, FL

“I love you Dad!!!!! We all miss you sooo much already, but we know you are in a better place watching over us all. You were "built tough" and proved...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Trent Szymanowski - Plainwell, MI

“As Jack.s supervisor while he was emplyed at Whirlpool, I just want to express that we both had the trust and respect that was needed to achieve the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Guinn Hill - MI

“Virginia i just want you to know how much you and Jack mean to me....I love you and will always be here for you....I am missing Jack so much! But...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: crystal fletcher

“Michelle, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Feirick - Co-Worker SMC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family and Jack will be missed. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Calvin Dennis & Mary Christina Gough

“I am very sorry, Michelle. My heart goes out to you and your family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Angie Palsak - Dowagiac, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss! It is never easy to lose a loved one. Jack was an awesome person. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Hope Davis


Jack’s life began on September 3, 1942 in Lawrence, MI, the son of Stephen and Pauline (Worthington) Szymanowski. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Jack was united in marriage to Virginia Roberts on May 8, 1982 in Dowagiac. He was employed as an electrician at Denso, Contech and retired after 20 years of service with Whirlpool Corporation. Jack was a member of the Decatur VFW Post 6248 and the Dowagiac Moose Lodge 933. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and building and flying model airplanes. His loving family includes his wife Virginia Szymanowski of Dowagiac, his children Jeffrey (Crystal) Fletcher of Dowagiac, Tammy (Roy) Freeman of Eau Claire, Trevor (Kerri) Szymanowski of North Concord, VT, Michelle Brimer of Dowagiac, and Trent Szymanowski of Plainwell, grandchildren Stephanie and Rebecca Fletcher, Jennifer (David) Klemm, Tori Freeman, Kaleigh and Holden Szymanowski, Emily Hawkins and Trey Szymanowski, great granddaughter Madison Klemm, brother in law Cliff Hysell and several nieces and nephews. Jack passed away at his home on Sunday September 5, 2010. He is preceded in death by a sister Cleo Hysell and a brother Richard Szymanowski. His family will gather with friends on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Yazel & Clark Chapel where his funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. led by Pastor John Green. He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be directed to Virginia Szymanowski. Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Jack at www.yazel-clark.com .

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