Joseph E. Wozniak, 92 / Jan. 17, 1918 – March 11, 2010

Published 9:39pm Friday, March 12, 2010

Joseph E. Wozniak, 92, of Mobile Boulevard, Niles died at 8:02 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 17, 1918 in Chicago Heights, Ill. to Edward Wozniak and Maude (Iden) Wozniak. He graduated from Niles High School and live in Niles all his life.

He retired after 30 years of service from Simplicity Pattern Co. in Niles. He was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles. Joseph was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army. He enjoyed bowling on area leagues and home repair.

On Dec. 26, 1941 he married Frances Jean (Lomatch) Wozniak, who died April 7, 2006.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Tom Wozniak, Clair Wozniak, Willis Wozniak and Fay Wozniak, who died Dec. 29, 2001; and a sister, Ellen L. Godneck, who died March 24, 2007.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan M. (William, DPM) Blank of Phoenix, Ariz. and Judy A. Fuller of Edwardsburg; grandchildren, Tammy Patrick, Geoffrey Blank, Robert J. “B.J.” Fuller and Samantha Fuller; great-grandchildren, Kelsie Ann Patrick, Taya Nicole Fuller and Rowen Joseph Fuller; and a brother, Richard Wozniak of Niles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010 at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles with the Rev. David Otto of the church officiating.

Burial will be at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Ind.

Friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Flag presentation and “Taps” will follow services at the graveside by American Legion Post 26 of Niles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary Catholic Church.

Arrangements were made by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

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