Stanley Kalwinski, Jr. age 72 of Valparasio away on Saturday February 10th, 2018 with his loving wife Alice by his side at their home.
He was born January 5, 1946 in Berchtesgaden, Germany to Stanislaw and Janina Kalwinski, Sr. He leaves behind two children Julie (Sean) Hogan and Gregory (Elizabeth) Kalwinski; five grandchildren Kyle Gora, Alexis Hogan, Brody, Luke and Jack Kalwinski; two brothers Mark (Linda) and Myron (Kathy) Kalwinski; nieces and nephews Michele (Jeff) Gale, Chris Litavecz, Nicholas, William, Gretchen and Laura Kalwinski, William and Don (Laura) Bernacky; brother in-law Carl (Shirley) Bernacky.
Preceded in death by his sister Ursula (Alan) Litavecz, grandson Alexander Kalwinski.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 14th at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church located at 356 W. 700 North Valparaiso, IN with Father Paul Quanz celebrating. Cremation to follow services.
Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday February 14th from 10:30am until time of service at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church and Join them immediately following the service at the church fellowship hall for a funeral luncheon.
Stanley was a graduate of St. Casimir, Clark and Purdue where he earned his electrician degree later in his life. He served in the Vietnam War with the 83rd Artillery Unit from 1966-1968. He worked 29 ½ years at LTV Steel and In Pact Services. He was a life time member of the American Legion (VFW) of Calumet City, Hammond, Highland and South Haven post. He was past President of the Knight of Columbus of Our Lady of Sorrows Church along with being an Alter Server and RCIA team group member. Stanley loved reading War Books, traveling and pet birds and especially loved the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. He enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren.
Thanks to lifelong best friend Les Powicz, and close friends The Helmuth, Bakker & Smolen families, Our Lady of Sorrows Church families and friends who gave and supported our family with their gifts, kindness and love thru difficult times. Also a special thanks to cousins Chin-Cha, Marsha and Joanie for their kindness along with neighbors. Donations in Stanley’s memory can be made to VNA and Paralyzed Vets of America or Hospice of Porter County. For more information please call White Funeral Home at 219-924-4100 or visit us at www.whitefuneralhomeofgriffith.com