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“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. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Wayne and Nancy Conrad - IN

“Dear Mary Ann & Family,Please accept my deepest sympathy. It is difficult to believe that Gene Gene the Jelly Bean has passed. I personally...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Frye - Muncie, IN

“God bless Gene and his beautiful family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Andy Prebys - South Bend, IN

“It was such a pleasure knowing and working with Gene. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be very missed! ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Jehnsen

“It was such a pleasure knowing and working with Gene. He will be very missed! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Jehnsen

“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. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Rightley - Osceola, IN

“Gene will be missed by so many that knew him. He was a wonderful man. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Squibb - Mishawaka, IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Gene was a wonderful person. Always a smile ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Rousseau - Osceola, IN

“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...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Crystal Neyens - south bend, IN

“I will miss u Uncle Gene. U R.I.P and your with Aunt Kathy now. I love i always!! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa Urbanski-Davis - Mishawaka, IN

“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...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Eileen Miller - South Bend, IN

“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...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Eileen Miller - South Bend, IN


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.