Submitted by: Dan Rich

Submitted by: Dan Rich


Donald J. Wozniak

Dec. 17, 1917 - March 1, 2003


South Bend Tribune 3/4/2003

Donald J. Wozniak, 85, of West 10th Street, Mishawaka, Ind., passed away after a brief illness at 6:12 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Don was born on Dec. 17, 1917, in South Bend, Ind., as the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Banicki) Wozniak. He was also preceded in death by one son, James Wozniak on April 21, 1968; and by one brother, Joseph Wozniak.


On July 1, 1959, in Mishawaka, Don married the former Elsie Adams Van De Putte, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Donna Jean (Larry) Nichols of Cincinnati, Ohio; one stepson, Larry Van De Putte of Mishawaka; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan and Sandra; and by several great-grandchildren.


Don was employed by Dodge Reliance of Mishawaka for 40 years before his retirement in 1980. Don was a member of St. Bavo's Catholic Church, the Dodge Quarter Century Club, Eagles Aerie #2083, was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of V.F.W. Post #624 and the American Legion Edwardsburg Post, and was a lifetime member of the BK Club in Mishawaka


Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today, March 4, in the Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with Rev. Barry England of St. Bavo's Catholic Church officiating. Entombment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, Ind. VFW Post 360 will conduct military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bavo's Catholic Church, 511 W. 7th Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544.