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Agnes I. (Gorski) Cavin

July 28, 1941 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Agnes I. Cavin age 82 of New Carlisle, Indiana died on August 17, 2023. She was born on July 28, 1941, in La Porte to Raphael and Angeline (Kobos) Gorski. On April 8, 1961 she married Charles L. Cavin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Otis, Indiana. Charles preceded her in death August 16, 1994.

Agnes graduated from Westville High School and Reese Business College. She was previously employed by Blocksom & Co., American Home Foods, Farm Bureau Co-op, Hamilton Communities and at the Big House (which has been torn down) and Lake’s Elevator.

She is survived by a daughter Deborah Cavin of La Porte and a son David (Rita) Cavin of Rolling Prairie and a step daughter and caregiver Celeste Fredlake. She is also survived by her brother Joseph (Barb Jones) Gorski and a sister Clara (James) Shebel. She is also survived by her brother and sisters-in-law Raymond (Carolyn) Symkowski, Darrel (Barb) Cavin and an aunt Mary Kulasa. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, sister-in-law Bernadine Gorski, a son Dale on February 1, 1983, and her husband Charles and her parents.

She was a previous member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Stanislaus Church in Terre Coupe. She was currently a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church. Other hobbies included reading and putting puzzles together, one of which is not finished.

Thanks to all the third-floor nurses at Northwest Health Hospital. The compassion and care that you showed our mom were more than any books could teach and you all truly made her feel special for her stay at the hospital.  

Thanks to Dunes Hospice for providing the support and care for our mom. Your outward signs of caring and concern were above and beyond anything that my brother and I could have imagined. Thank You All.

To David and I, mom was the most courageous and strongest person that we know and a perfect example of what endless and selfless love is from a mother. Mom, please tell everyone we say “hello” when you see them and forever rest in peace.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday August 25, 2023 at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church, 109 C. Street La Porte, Indiana. Friends may gather at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home prior to the Mass.

Burial will be at Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Share Foundation, P.O. 400, Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371 or St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry of Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church.

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August 24, 2023

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

August 25, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Mass of Christian Burial
August 25, 2023

10:30 AM
Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church
109 C. Street
La Porte, IN 46350


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