Submitted by: Dan Rich
Bernard A. Wroblewski
Sept. 15, 1941 - Aug. 1, 2008
South Bend Tribune 8/4/2008
SOUTH BEND - Bernard A. "Bernie" Wroblewski, 66, of Scottsburg, IN, formerly of South Bend, IN, passed away in his sleep on Friday, August 1, 2008. He was born on September 15, 1941, in South Bend, IN, to Zygmunt and Loretta (Luczkowski) Wroblewski, and was a lifelong resident until moving to Scottsburg, IN, three weeks ago to be closer to his grandchildren. On May 19, 1992, he married Jane A. Gustafson, who survives. He is also survived by his children, Brian (Shannon) Wroblewski of Salem, IN, Cheryl (Mark Lozier) Kroh of Noblesville, IN, Eric Wroblewski of South Bend, IN, Doreen (Jay) Riba of South Bend, IN, Amanda (Marc) Brandenberg of Clearwater, FL; his stepsons, Dave (Angie) Gustafson of South Bend, IN, Dan (Kelly) Gustafson of Granger, IN, and Douglas Gustafson of South Bend, IN; 10 grandchildren, Jordyn, Lee Mitchell, Tanner, Jonathon, Connor, Jacob, Megan, Kaitlyn, Isabell and Sam; his mother, Loretta Wroblewski of South Bend, IN; and his sister, Kathy Ostrom of Granger, IN. He was preceded in death by his father, and by his two beloved Siberian Huskies, Zoe and Amber.
Bernie was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School and Purdue University School of Pharmacy. He loved being a pharmacist and retired in September 2006 after 45 years of service to the surrounding community, including the University of Notre Dame Sports Medicine Department, and was also the former owner of Krajci Drugs in Niles, MI. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed all sports, especially football. He had a passion for reading, especially anything pertaining to history. He was an awesome cook and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. His homemade soup was legendary, and you never left his presence without a full stomach, a laugh, and one of his long and endearing stories. Bernie loved his wife, his children and his grandchildren, but most of all, he loved life. It is only fitting he passed away so peacefully in his sleep...probably after a good day of fishing. We love you and we will miss you Bern, you were truly "one of the good guys!"
Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. today, August 4, and from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 North Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Private interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Bernie's name to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Purdue University, Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 349, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091.