Elsie E. (DeVolder) Piechowiak

Born: Fri., Dec. 9, 1921
Died: Fri., Jan. 27, 2012

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Elsie E. Piechowiak

December 2, 1921 – January 27, 2012

Elsie E. Piechowiak, 90, of South Bend, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012, at Sanctuary at Holy Cross. Elsie was born December 2, 1921 in Mishawaka, IN. to the late Basiel and Elodie (VanWaeyenberghe) DeVolder. On May 17, 1947 in South Bend, Elsie DeVolder married John Piechowiak, who passed away December 22, 1998. Elsie was also preceded in death by her brothers, Cyriel and Raymond DeVolder, son-in-law, Rudy, and brother-in-law, Joseph Slade. Elsie is survived by her daughter, Beverly Skopec, of Niles, MI; grandson, John Skopec, of Niles, great-grandson, Jonathan Skopec, sister, Alice Slade, of Indianapolis, special niece, Mary Slade of Indianapolis, and several loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Elsie had worked for the U. S. O. during WW II, Ball Band, Wilson Brothers, and at the J.M.S. building as an elevator operator. She was a Blue Bird leader, a volunteer for Real Services Nutrition program, and worked on the Riverwalk committee for the Northwest Neighborhood Association.  She was a great Mom, grandma, great-grandma, and sister, who everyone loved, and was respectful to all she knew. A special thanks to Dr. Raman Mitra and Dr. Michael Strzelecki, for all their care and kindness over the years. There will no visitation or services. Cremation will be held at Welsheimer Crematory. In Elsie’s memory, contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 208 S. La Salle St. Ste 1500, Chicago, IL, 60604-1242, or to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com


Charitable donations may be made in Elsie's memory to the following organizations:

American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL, 60674

Humane Society
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Jack and Mary Beatty
   Posted Fri February 10, 2012
Elsie was a very kind and sweet woman who touched our lives. She will truly be missed. Our sympathy to the family.

Jack and Mary Beatty

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