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Theresa G Sikorski
April 25, 1926 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
Theresa G. Sikorski, 97 years old, passed away on Thursday September 28, 2023.
Theresa was born on April 25, 1926 in South Bend to the late John and Rosalie (Guzicki) Cyndrowski. On May 03, 1947, Theresa married the love of her life, Aloysius A. Sikorski, he preceded her in death on October 7, 1994. She was also preceded in death by a longtime companion, Stanley Grohowski, son-in-law, Robert Hillebrandt, her sister, Caroline Lapkiewicz, niece, Judy DeWinter, and nephew, Tom Lapkiewicz.
Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Christine Hillebrandt of OFallon, MO; grandchildren; Rebecca & Daniel Hillebrandt; niece, Fran Lapkiewicz; and a nephew, John Lapkiewicz.
Theresa graduated from Central High School. She was a Parishioner of St. Hedwig as well as a member of their Rosary Society, Crafty Ladies, and Golden Cluster. She was a member of Chopin Fine Arts Club, along with being a lifetime member of M.R. Falcons.
Theresa taught needlepoint and cross stitch at the Forever Learning Center for 22 years. She made all the draperies for the Hedwig Memorial Center. Theresa was a giving person who spent many hours volunteering for KIT “Keeping In Touch”, and for St. Hedwig Church and their rectory. Theresa had an amazing sense of humor to the very end. Everyone who knew her, knew of her love for chocolate and RumChata.
Thank you to the staff at St. Joseph Medical Center for the care they provided. A special thank you to Rich and RoseAnn Benassi who went above and beyond with the love and care they showed toward Theresa. The family is forever grateful.
Visitation will be 3:00pm-7:00pm, with a rosary being prayed at 3:00pm on Monday, October 2, 2023 at St. Joseph Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am, Tuesday, October 3, 2023 in St. Hedwig Parish. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Per Theresa’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 45645 or the National Shrine of Infant Jesus of Prague, 304 Jim Thorpe Blvd, Prague, OK 74864. Condolences can be made at sjfh.net.
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