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Service Thursday for Sigmund Scotty Skonieczny

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Sigmund "Scotty" Skonieczny, age 91, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. in Clare Bridge Cottage, Michigan City.

He was born January 17, 1921 in Hamtramck, Michigan, to the late Victor and Rose (Sygowski) Skonieczny.

On October 14, 1944 in Michigan City, Ind., he married Cecilia Starobrat, who preceded him on October 29, 2000.

Surviving are son, Jim (Jill) Skonieczny of Michigan City, Ind.; two daughters, Rose Marie McKnight of Cumming, Georgia, and Patricia Scott of Chesterton, Ind.; two grandsons, Rodney Skonieczny and Ryan Skonieczny both of Michigan City; two great-granddaughters, Morgan and Francheska Skonieczny both of Michigan City.

He was preceded in death by daughter Cynthia Skonieczny.

Scotty was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, served in the Coast Guard during W.W.II and had served at the Michigan City Coast Guard Station. He also was a member of St. Joseph Young Men's Society, and the American Legion Skwiat Post 451. Skonieczny worked as a custodian at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and retired from the Michigan City Area Schools as a custodian. He also was a private contractor.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City, with the Rev. Walter Ciesla, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana.

Visitation will be from Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Ind.

The American Legion Skwiat Post 451 and the VFW Post 2536 will conduct a memorial service Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel and full military services will be held Thursday in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus School, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City, IN, 46360.

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Posted 12/18/2012