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Service set for Leopolda Lee Groszek

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Former Chesterton resident Leopolda M. “Lee” Groszek of Rolling Prairie, Ind., passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at 10:50 a.m. in Hamilton Communities, Inc., New Carlisle. She was 82.

She was born Nov. 6, 1928 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Frank & Stella (Krawczyk) Derengowski. On July 31, 1948 in Michigan City, she married Ted J. Groszek, who preceded her in death on July 23, 1996.

She is survived by a daughter, Elinor Kreske of Rolling Prairie; son, Donald Groszek (Mary Ann) of Michigan City; grandchildren Maria Groszek of San Diego, Calif., Catherine Stout (husband Philip) of Parker, Colo., Leeann Schwartz (Quentin) of Wilmington, Del., and Michael Groszek (wife Mandi) of Michigan City; great-grandchildren Nolan and Nathan Groszek, both of Michigan City; sister, Elaine Pawloski of Michigan City; and nieces Estelle Pawloski and Sylvia Derengowski, both of Michigan City.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Derengowski.

Mrs. Grozsek was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Otis, Ind. and a long-time member of the Pines Township Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 101 N. Church St., Otis, with the Rev. Gerald Schweitzer officiating. A private family burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City.

Contributions may be made for masses at St. Mary’s Catholic Church/Otis, P.O. Box 386, Wanatah, IN 46390. To sign a guestbook and leave condolences online go to




Posted 11/16/2010