Casimira Caroline (Kukla) Gniadek

August 2, 1927 ~ August 11, 2018 (age 91)

Casimira Caroline Gniadek, 91, of La Porte, Indiana passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 11, 2018.  She was born August 2, 1927, in La Porte, Indiana to John & Mary (Gawron) Kukla.  Caroline retired from Al’s supermarket after 40 years as a cashier.

On May 8, 1948, Caroline married John C. Gniadek who preceded her in death on May 1, 2010.  She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Tom) Bush of La Porte, Kathryn (Jim, deceased) Daniels of La Porte; grandchildren, Jamie (Brian) Dunham, Julie (Matt) Buckley, Andy (Tara) Bush, Ryan (Lindsey) Bush; great grandchildren, Nikki (Colton), Hannah, Emma, SaVanna, Ashden, Kate, Gabby, Drew, Lilly, Ellis, Sophia, Claire, Jack, Mira, & Ivy and; and one great great-grandson, Orson.  All her grandchildren lovingly called her Busie.

Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Chester, Ted, Stanley, and Mike Kukla; and a sister, Helen Varro. 

Caroline was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Society, and the PNA.  She loved people and always had a kind word about everyone; well usually it was a kind word.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a Parish Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Parish, the Sacred Heart Food Pantry, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or Meyer’s Mile at Hailmann School, 1001 Ohio Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

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