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“My brother Jim Gore and I are your cousins. Our family lived on Johnson St in South Bend. Our grandmother and your great grandmother were sisters. So...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Kruk - Mishawaka, IN

“Marilyn and Kenny,I just found out about Kathy today and it has really put a tear in my eye but yet I know she is in a much happier place and not at...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: John Humphreys - Canton (Atlanta), GA

“Although its been years (53) since I last saw or talked to Kathy, her time here on earth was way to short. I remember her to be a beautiful and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Przestwor - Las Vegas, NV

“Marilyn we are sending you and family our deepest sympathy for the loss of your sister Kathy. Haven't seen you in ages but know you are in our...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Cindy Horvath - South Bend, IN

“Kathy was a very good friend of ours at LaSalle High School and my chauffeur back and forth to Purdue so I could spend weekends visiting my now...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Marc Caenepeel - Hendersonville, NC

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.St. Stan's class of 1966 ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tommy Leszcz - South Bend, IN

“One of my favorite memories of Kathleen was on New Years Eve 1999-2000 and we were getting quite a bit of snow, which accumulated on her roof and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph Strebinger - South Bend, IN

“Kathleen you were a wonderful neighbor and friend, especially to my brother. You are greatly missed! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Martha Strebinger - South Bend, IN

“Kathleen was a wonderful neighbor to me and my family for 25 years. She was always kind to my children as well as all the neighborhood children,...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Anne Strebinger - South Bend, IN

Kathleen Marie Kowalski, 65, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at Trailpoint Village in South Bend, IN.

She was born on January 30, 1951 to the late Eugene R. and Matilda M. (Orisich) Kowalski in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident.

Kathleen attended both Purdue University and Ball State University.

Kathleen had worked as a Customer Relations Representative for the Census Bureau for the State of Indiana.

Kathleen is survived by her sister, Marilyn (Dan) Houseman of Lake St. Louis, MO; her brother, Kenneth (Carol) Kowalski of Phoenix, AZ; a former brother-in-law, John Locks of South Bend, IN; her niece, Adrienne (Fiancé Brian Woelfle) Locks and their daughter, London Woelfle of Peoria, IL; and cousins and friends.

Graveside Services will take place at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, IN.

A Memorial Service will take place at a later date; please contact Brian Woelfle at for information.

Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN is handling arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit