Eugene G. Szczechowski

  • Born: July 4, 1932
  • Died: January 4, 2017
  • Location: South Bend, Indiana

Kaniewski Funeral Homes, Inc.

3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Tel. (574) 277-4444

Tribute & Message From The Family


Eugene G. Szczechowski, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Dujarie House, Notre Dame. He was born on July 4, 1932, in South Bend, to the late John and Irene (Witucki) Szczechowski. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John. Eugene married Mary Ann Urbanski on January 8, 1955, who survives. Along with his loving wife of 62 years, he is survived by three daughters, Lori (Charles) Brown, Denise (Gary) Jorgensen and Peggy (John) Layton; two sons, Randy (Debbie) and Darryl (Teri) Sechowski, all of South Bend; eight grandchildren, Sara (Erich), Amanda (Miles), Kirsten (Brad), Erika (Eric), Lauren, Brandon, Ashley (Rob) and Adam; and 15 great-grandchildren with Max Eugene on the way. Eugene owned Western Avenue Lumber and Gene's Woodland and was a talented carpenter and cabinet builder. In later years he worked for Metropolitan Title as a Courier. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Funeral services for Eugene will be held at noon on Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, where friends may visit for two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I didn't find out about this until after the funeral. We would have been there otherwise. He was such a great guy we will remember him fondly.

Posted by Wayne and Nancy Conrad - Mishawaka, IN   January 10, 2017

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Dear Mary Ann & Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy.

It is difficult to believe that Gene Gene the Jelly Bean has passed. I personally benefited from his carpentry skills at Mom & Dad's house. He finished the attic, and I got a better bedroom (which some of my nieces now think is haunted) - I never noticed that. We enjoyed his teasing us, which is probably why we gave him his cute (?) name.

I hope your memories of him will comfort you during this difficult time and always. May he rest in peace, and may God bless all of you.

Diane (Kwiecinski) Frye

Posted by Diane Frye - Muncie, IN - Family Friend   January 06, 2017

God bless Gene and his beautiful family.

Posted by Andy Prebys - South Bend, IN   January 06, 2017

It was such a pleasure knowing and working with Gene. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be very missed!

Posted by Julie Jehnsen    January 06, 2017

It was such a pleasure knowing and working with Gene. He will be very missed!

Posted by Julie Jehnsen    January 06, 2017

My deepest sympathies to all of the family. Gene was a great man and just a pleasure to work with. He will be missed by all.

Posted by Pam Rightley - Osceola, IN   January 06, 2017

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Gene will be missed by so many that knew him. He was a wonderful man. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Diane Squibb - Mishawaka, IN   January 06, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. Gene was a wonderful person. Always a smile

Posted by Julie Rousseau - Osceola, IN - Family Friend   January 05, 2017

I am so blessed to have known and felt apart of your family for so many years now. You are the patriarch of such a wonderful group of people, I know you are the reason the family you and Maryann raised have the values and love that they do for one another. I pray that you are at peace and you feel Gods unconditional love, I know that you are free of pain and watching over your family just like you always have.
until we meet again.... Much Love.

Posted by Crystal Neyens - south bend, IN - Family Friend   January 05, 2017

I will miss u Uncle Gene. U R.I.P and your with Aunt Kathy now. I love i always!!

Posted by Lisa Urbanski-Davis - Mishawaka, IN - Family   January 05, 2017

Mary Ann & Family,
You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Eugene.
So sorry to hear this news, for Gene was a good hearted man who will be greatly missed. My children Christina & Julie will hold some fond memories close to their heart and will always remember the good times that "Papa Gene" & Mary Ann provided them over the years while babysitting the kids at your home. For they loved watching Papa build things.
Our family is forever grateful for all that both of you have done for us over the years. I will always remember how your family gathered like the "Walton's on a daily basis enjoying a cup of "Java" and having good fellowship.
Will be sure to keep all of you in our prayers.
Eileen, Bob, Christina and Julie Miller

Posted by Eileen Miller - South Bend, IN - Family   January 05, 2017

Mary Ann & Family,
You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Eugene.
So sorry to hear this news, for Gene was a good hearted man who will be greatly missed. My children Christina & Julie will hold some fond memories close to their heart and will always remember the good times that "Papa Gene" & Mary Ann provided them over the years while babysitting the kids at your home. For they loved watching Papa build things.
Our family is forever grateful for all that both of you have done for us over the years. I will always remember how your family gathered like the "Walton's on a daily basis enjoying a cup of "Java" and having good fellowship.
Will be sure to keep all of you in our prayers.
Eileen, Bob, Christina and Julie Miller

Posted by Eileen Miller - South Bend, IN - Family   January 05, 2017