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William "Ben" Otwinowski

October 7, 1932 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 86)


William “Ben” Otwinowski, 86, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Ben was born October 7, 1932 in Poland to the late John and Helen Otwinowski.

Ben worked at New York Blower and was a self-employed Tailor.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church having deep faith and loved to attend church. He devoted his whole life to his family. Ben served in the Army in Poland before coming to America 1963.

On September 26, 1955 Ben married Helena Wilczewska who preceded him in death on April 12, 2016.  He was also preceded by sons, George Otwinowski on October 30, 2007 and Richard Otwinowski on January 29, 2012.

He is survived by a son, Mark (Michaelanne) Otwinowski of La Porte, Indiana; two daughters-in-law, Shelly Otwinowski of La Porte, Indiana and Melinda Otwinowski of Hartford City, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Michael (Rachel), Steven, Benjamin, Lindsay, Andrew, Matt and Nicholas Otwinowski; and four great-grandchildren, Luke, Owen, Addison, and William Otwinowski.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  A Parish Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, La Porte.  Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Saturday prior to the Mass in the Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

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August 23, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Recitation of the Rosary
August 23, 2019

4:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Mass of Christian Burial
August 24, 2019

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic
201 Bach Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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