Joan Wozniak, 1926-2017

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Joan (Conjalka) Wozniak, 91, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, who passed away in her home Friday, November 17, 2017. 

She was born May 17, 1926, in Rolling Prairie to Louis Conjalka and Sophie Joan (Urbanick) Conjalka.

Joan retired as a Realtor and office manager for Wozniak Plumbing and Heating. She graduated from Rolling Prairie High School and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Joan was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Red Hat Ladies, and a past President of the PNA Club.

Joan is the beloved wife of James W. Wozniak, whom she married on June 14, 1947.  She leaves behind her husband, James; children, Terry Wozniak of New York, NY, and Dennis (Mary) Wozniak of Rolling Prairie; grandchildren, Leah (Daniel) Anderson of Atlanta, GA, Paul (Tina) Wozniak of Zanesville, OH, and Lana (Patrick) Wooden of Indianapolis; and great-grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, Leo and James Anderson, and Katherine and Brianna Wooden.  

She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, LaPorte, with burial to follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Bach St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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4 Responses to “Joan Wozniak, 1926-2017”

  1. billie thresh womack

    Nov 20. 2017

    prayers to you . Sorry for your lost

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  2. David Luther

    Nov 23. 2017

    Jim,and family. So sorry for your loss. Joan was a friend for many years. All of you are in our prayers. Dave and Joan Luther

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  3. William McWhirter

    Nov 25. 2017

    Dennis, so very sorry for your loss. I still fondly remember living at my grand-parent’s house in Rolling Prairie about 60 years ago when you were my best friend. Spent more time at your family’s house than at my grand-parent’s. Your mother made me feel like i was part of the family. She was a wonderful, wonderful person.

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  4. Constance Say;es Reump;ds

    Nov 30. 2017

    I was so sorry to read about Joan’s death. We were school mates together from our freshman year till we graduated. Had coffee with her a year or so ago when several of we girls who were friends in school. Met at Round the Clock for breakfast. Many good memories of years gone by. May her entrance into heaven be a joy for those who went before. God’s blessings be hers and yours also. In Christian love, Connie Reynolds

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