Mark "Bear" Wisnieski, 1953-2012

Mr. Mark “Bear” T. Wisnieski, 58, of LaPorte, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at his home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1953, in LaPorte to Carl E. II and Vivian (Spaeth) Wisnieski.

Mark retired from Howmet Corp. after working there for 37 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had many friends and will be missed by all.

He is survived by his brother, Carl (Mary Hiigli) Wisnieski III of Union Mills, IN; sister, Lanette (Michael) Wisnieski Smith of LaPorte; four nieces, Jill Struss, Julie Brandush, Adrianne Wisnieski and Ashley Wisnieski; three nephews, Nicholas Smith, Carl Wisnieski IV and Anthony Wisnieski; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. A life celebration will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaPorte Meals on Wheels, 620 Boston St., Suite 12, LaPorte, IN 46350.

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