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Joan (Nowicki) Michalski

April 6, 1931 ~ September 21, 2022 (age 91)


Joan M. Michalski, 91, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Center for Hospice in Mishawaka.

Joan was born April 6, 1931 in South Bend to the late Harry and Leona (Poprocki) Nowicki. Joan was married to Michael Michalski on January 7, 1950, he preceded her in death in 1996.  Joan was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Michalski; grandsons, Jason Michalski & Mike Coffel; and her daughter-in-law, Laureen Michalski.

Left to cherish the memory of Joan are her children, Sandy Taylor, Bill (Cherie) Michalski, Brian Michalski; grandchildren, Lisa (Dave Grall) Michalski, Micheal Rosa, Tracy (Chad) Friend, Adam Michalski, Joey (Sarah) Michalski, Debra Noland, Valerie Taylor, Timothy (Dawn) Taylor, John Paul (Aya) Lincavage, and Amy Renforth; great-grandson, Justin Taylor; daughter-in-law, Josephine Michalski, 11 great- grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Joan was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, bowling, playing card games, especially Euchre which she would play every weekend if she could, and always reading the newspaper in the morning. She loved her dogs, watching game shows, like Wheel of Fortune, the Andy Griffith show, planting tomatoes and gardening, and also watching the cubs. Joan was also known for her polish sausage.  She was one you could always count on; she went out of her way to help anyone she could. Joan also loved talking to her special niece for hours on the phone, Linda Pawelski.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Center for Hospice staff and Doctor Matt for the special care they provided to Joan.

Visitation for Joan will be 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2022    in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. with a Funeral Service starting at 1:00 pm.

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September 29, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saint Joseph Funeral Home
824 S. Mayflower Road
South Bend, IN 46619
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Funeral Service
September 29, 2022

1:00 PM
Saint Joseph Funeral Home
824 S. Mayflower Road
South Bend, IN 46619
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins


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