Submitted by: John C. Monk
John R. Wojtysiak
2, 1925 - June 10, 2009
MISHAWAKA - John Richard Wojtysiak, 84, quietly passed away June 10 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, Indiana. Born May 2, 1925 to Leon and Katarzyna (Przybyke) Wojtysiak of Edwardsburg, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, two brothers and a grandchild. Was married on October 12, 1946 to the Love of his life, Lorraine A. Blankert who went before him on October 25, 1993. Surviving are nine children, John R. (Barbara) Wojtysiak of Sunset Beach, NC, Kathleen Leuthold of South Bend, Linda (Fred) McCuistion of San Angelo, TX, Robert (Patricia) Wojtysiak of Bristol, IN, Mary (Robert) Bagley of South Bend, Annmarie Butterworth of South Bend, Susie Moran of Lima, OH, Cindy (Jeffrey) Misiano of Mishawaka, and Michael Wojtysiak of Mishawaka; 24 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. John was Farm Manager at Saint Francis Farms for 47 years retiring in 1990. He also was a farm seed distributor and trusted advisor to many local farmers. He served in WWII in the United States Navy, participated in the invasion of Normandy, Philippines, Iwo Jima and the occupation of Tokyo, Japan. John was a true American, a kind and caring man. Family and friends may visit on Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 8 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Bavo Catholic Church, with Rev. Barry England officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, with Military Rites by VFW Post 360/American Legion Post 161 Burial Team. In lieu of flowers the family requests that Memorial contributions be made to Camp Millhouse Inc, 25600 Kelly Rd., South Bend, IN 46614. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on 6/13/2009