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JoAnne B. Machowiak, 85, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle, Indiana. JoAnne was born on June 16, 1931 in South Bend to Edward and Helen Marie (Janowiak) Jedrzejewski. She had formerly been employed with the American Red Cross. She was also a secretary for several churches in the South Bend area. On May 10, 1952, in South Bend, she married Bernard Stanley Machowiak, who preceded her in death on August 19, 2005. JoAnne was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Machowiak in 1988. She is survived by her daughter, Michele Machowiak of Mishawaka, Indiana; three sisters, Rita (John) Leszczynski of South Bend, Indiana, Susan Ray of Escondido, California and Helen Jean Tryan of Three Oaks, Michigan; and one brother, Edward (Annalee) Jedrzejewski of Arizona. A Catholic Funeral Service will take place at 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Private burial will take place Tuesday in St. Joseph Cemetery. JoAnne was a 1949 graduate of New Carlisle High School and had attended Indiana University South Bend for two years. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish and Altar Rosary Society. She was a former member of the St. Casimir Senior Citizens Group. Memorial Contributions may be directed to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church or the Center for Hospice Care, Inc. To send online condolences, please visit