Dorothy Sutor

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Dorothy F. Sutor, 88, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Friday, March 9, 2018.

Dorothy was born in LaPorte to Joseph M. and Helen (Laski) Niewiadomski.

On June 25, 1949, Dorothy married John C. Sutor, who preceded her in death on November 18, 1981.

Dorothy was employed by Whirlpool for 36 years, retiring as Staff Secretary. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sang as a member of St. Cecilia Choir for many years. She was a past member of the Polish Falcons, PRCU, PNA and Elks, and enjoyed gardening, golf, bowling and dancing. 

She is survived by a son, James J. (Beth A.) Sutor of Greenwood, Indiana; grandchildren, LeeAnn Murat, Sarah (Chris) Hale and James R. Sutor; great-grandchildren, Brandon Sutor, Damion Murat, Wyatt Hale, Cecilia Hale and Daphne Hale; a sister, Lorraine “Lorry” Gurnicz; and nieces and nephews, Dan (Nan) Gurnicz, Darrin (Kris) Gurnicz, Jeff (Vanessa) Niewiadomski and Jennifer (Scott) Hebble.

A brother, Richard Niewiadomski, preceded her in death in 1969. 

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, LaPorte, with Rev. Ian Williams officiating.  Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.

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

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3 Responses to “Dorothy Sutor”

  1. Hilda Jahnz

    Mar 11. 2018

    I am so sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing away and I am expressing my condolences to her Family.
    Dorothy was a lovely, gracious woman and for many years we shared a wonderful friendship. I have great memories of how much we enjoyed being together for bowling, golfing, dining at our favorite restaurants and attending parents without partners dances where I learned to polka.
    We even kept in touch with each other after I moved from LA 2011.

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  2. Karen Carlson

    Mar 12. 2018

    Mrs Sutor was the classiest woman I have ever met in my life. She worked with my father at Whirlpool for many years and she never forgot about Dick’s girls. She was so beautiful inside and out. She will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

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  3. Joan Kowalczyk

    Mar 13. 2018

    Dot was a genuinely beautiful person who Dick and I were privileged to call friend from back to Sacred Heart School days. We’ll miss seeing her at church , walks, and hearing about her favorite pastime. We cannot be at her wake or funeral …and sadly send our condolences to Lorrie and her family.

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