Karen A. Kalwasinski

October 8, 1951 - March 14, 2017
Kish Funeral Home
10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-924-3333 | Map
Sunday 3/19, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Thomas More Church
8501 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-836-8610 | Map
Monday 3/20, 10:00 am

Karen A. Kalwasinski (nee Jurewicz), age 65, of Munster, IN, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was born on October 8, 1951 in Chicago, IL, to the late John and Rita (Kraemer) Jurewicz. She is survived by her beloved husband, Stan; her two loving sons, Jack (Jeri Lynn) Kalwasinski and Matt (Mandy) Kalwasinski;Continue Reading

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Pat Mirda left a message on March 22, 2017:
My condolences to Stan and family. So sorry to hear about your beloved wife's passing. My deepest sympathies.
john juarez left a message on March 20, 2017:
Doug, Steve, Mike Parkes left a message on March 18, 2017:
Our condolences to Stan and his family, our thoughts and prayers are with you
Sue Timm left a message on March 18, 2017:
I met Karen through my sister-in-law, Valerie. Because they were such close friends, I often saw Karen at family events. She was always kind and interested in others. I admired the deep friendship she shared with Val. She was a true and loyal friend, always willing to lend a listening ear or helping hand. There will be a huge void in the lives of those she loved. My prayers for comfort and strength are with you all.
Ray and Patsy DeGroot left a message on March 18, 2017:
What a shock ! R.I.P. young lady ,way to young. Stan.Matt, and Jack and family you have our condolences.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Donna Dakin left a message on March 17, 2017:
Rip prayers aregoing outfor your family and friends. I will always be greatful that she was always nice to my sister Sharon and for saying that Jeryln was a good mother and that she knew that she got that from her mother you will be missed God bless you and your family.
Brad Tinkle and family left a message on March 16, 2017:
Our deepest sympathies
Emily Hackett left a message on March 16, 2017:
Please accept my condolences and be assured of my prayers. I always saw Mrs. Karen when she dropped off or picked up her grandchildren from religious education. She always greeted me by name and talked with me so kindly. I know she was a devoted grandmother who loved her grandchildren very much.
Valerie and Bob Timm left a message on March 16, 2017:
Our love and condolences go out to Stan, Jack, and Matthew and their families. Our hearts are breaking a!long with yours. Karen was the dearest friend I ever had and will miss her dearly. She was such a strong woman and a wonderful friend! I will miss chatting on the phone with her or getting together over a cup of tea. I will miss all of the together time we had the last 43 years! From flower shopping, craft shows, hallmarking, taking the kids to the beach together years ago, shopping and most of all our chats. She was a treasure. Our love and our willing hands are here for you now, Stan. Love, Valerie and Bob
Sam Drosopoulos left a message on March 16, 2017:
Stan, I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sam D.
Jill Talty left a message on March 16, 2017:
Our deepest sympathy to the Kalwasinski family. We will miss our cousin Karen. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.Love Jill and Joe
Adam Bostick left a message on March 15, 2017:
Growing up in Independence Parkway, we were a very tight group of friends. The Kalwasinski's were in the center of it all and Karen was a second mother to i can safely say all of condolences go out to the whole family, Karen will be greatly missed.
Mark and Sarah Smith left a message on March 15, 2017:
Sending our deepest sympathies to the entire Kalwasinski family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul Beck left a message on March 14, 2017:
On a very cold February evening in 2010 my wife, Barb, and I opened up our house to several guests. I had lied to my wife and told her to expect about 40 or so people at our house that night. I had ordered food for 75. We were celebrating the release of the book our son, Sam, had coauthored with our good friend, Stan Kalwasinski, "Blue Island's Raceway Park". Karen Kalwasinski had pulled me aside early in the evening and quietly told me how proud she was of Stan and how excited and happy he was to be part of this project. Karen was sincere. She was kind. She was gracious. She was caring. And she was generous. Over 150 people showed up that night to celebrate and the party went deep into the night. But the thing I remember the most, the best, the strongest was Karen's kind words that her exceptional husband was happy to be a part of a daydream project and make a make-believe idea become a reality. Thank you Karen! You will never be forgotten! God has taken one of the brightest gems from this earth! May you shine forever in His Company!
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