Submitted by: Dan Rich
Jeanine Rose Woolverton
South Bend Tribune 10/27/2008
SOUTH BEND - Jeanine Rose Gadacz Woolverton, 66, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2008, in Hospice House surrounded by her family. She was born January 4, 1942, in South Bend, IN, to the late Edmund and Esther (Wendowski) Gadacz, and remained a lifelong area resident. Jeanine is survived by a sister, Georgiane M. Fuentes of South Bend, IN; a brother, James D. Gadacz of Elkhart, IN; niece, Andrea (Juan Sr.) Pedraza of South Bend, IN; a nephew, Anthony P. Fuentes of South Bend, IN; great-niece and godchild, Prinsandra Pedraza; and great-nephew, Juan Manuel Pedraza Jr. A brother, David Gadacz, and niece, Yolanda M. Fuentes, both preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in St. Casimir's Catholic Church. There will be no visitation. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, is assisting with funeral arrangements. The family would like to thank her special friend, Gloria, for all of her love and support. They would also like to thank Memorial Hospital, Sanctuary at Holy Cross, and all physicians involved in Jeanine's care. A special thank you to the staff at Hospice House for their kindness and empathy. Jeanine was devoted to St. Therese of Lisieux and was a member of the Society of the Little Flower. She enjoyed preparing meals for her family, especially chop suey, which was the family favorite. Autumn was her favorite time of year. We will cherish the time with her spent admiring the fall foliage. She was one of the family historians, always keeping the family up on their Polish language. She will be missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.