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Services Friday for Adele Dabkowski

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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.

Adele Dabkowski, 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.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Dabkowski Family Fund for distribution to Adele's favorite causes or to the charity of the donor's choice.



Posted 8/27/2015




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