Almost 82 years
ago, an angel was born in Michigan City, Indiana. On August 25, 2015, her
bright and beautiful spirit returned to its heavenly home.
81, of Michigan City, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at her home
in Michigan City, with her loving family by her side after an eight month
valiant battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at Queen of All Saints Church,
1715 E. Barker Ave., Michigan City, Indiana, with Rev. Kevin Huber and Rev.
Robert Dowd officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery.
Viewing will be
held on Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Queen of All Saints Church, and
on Friday, from 9:00-10:00 a.m., at Queen of All Saints Church. Root Funeral
Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Adele was born
November 26, 1933, in Michigan City to the late Leland Henry Finske and
Sophie Rose (Maksymczak) Finske.
On November 25,
1953, in Michigan City, she married Nicholas J. Dabkowski Sr., who passed
away on June 18, 2012.
Surviving are six
children, Christine Ringer of St. Joseph, MI; Susan (Carl Wilson) Dabkowski
of Bloomington, IN; Nancy (Tony) Mason of Michigan City; Nicholas J.
Dabkowski Jr. of Raleigh, NC; Bob (Kathy) Dabkowski of LaPorte; Julie
(Michael Roach) Dabkowski of Chesterton, IN; thirteen grandchildren, David
(Amber) Mason, Melissa Ringer, Nicholas John (fiance Natalie) Dabkowski III,
Sara Dabkowski, Lindsey Dabkowski, Anna (Kyle) Caress, Patrick (fiance
Katie) Dabkowski, Benjamin Dabkowski, Samuel Dabkowski, Jacob Dabkowski,
Austin Roach, Jack Roach and Ellen Roach; three great-grandchildren, Kendall
Adele, Heidi May and Mya Belle; three sisters, Wilma Manske, Jacqueline
Lyons and Michele Banicki and special niece Thelma West.
Adele worked for
over 30 years at Al's Supermarkets, retiring as Human Resources Director.
She was a very active member and volunteer at Queen of All Saints Catholic
Church. Adele's greatest joy was sharing life's special moments with her
beloved family and lifelong friends. Countless lives have been touched by
this beautiful woman's selfless acts of loving kindness.
The family would
like to thank Franciscan Hospice and Father Kevin Huber for their generous
time and caring spirits. The blessings her family will miss most include
witnessing Adele's love and devotion to our father Nicholas; her infectious
joyful spirit; her words of wisdom and unwavering optimism; her constant
reminders to "count your blessings" and always be grateful; and for our
favorite dishes of potato salad and chop suey. As Mom would say "It's been a
chunk of Heaven.”
can be made to the Dabkowski Family Fund for distribution to Adele's
favorite causes or to the charity of the donor's choice.