Susan Hyatte, a
long-time resident of Chesterton, died on May 24 in Prescott Valley,
Arizona, after a brief illness. She was 89.
A native of
Michigan City, she was born on January 12, 1929, to Mary and George Ziomek,
both Polish immigrants. She attended St. Stanislaus Kostka School and
Marquette High School, graduating in 1947.
Howard Hyatte, known to all as Hank, on May 13, 1950. Together they had
three children, Michael of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Linda Mincey of Prescott
Valley, Arizona, and Thomas of Mason, Michigan. Susan and Hank moved the
family from Gary in 1965 to their home on South 18th Street, where they
lived for many years. Until her retirement in 2002, she worked at the J. C.
Penney store in the Marquette Mall. Her husband of forty five years died in
1995. Susan relocated to Prescott Valley in 2004, where she lived near Linda
and her husband John.
In addition to her
children, Susan is survived by six grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. Her siblings Frank Ziomek, Helen Russell, Emily
Pieszchala, Adele Weasel, and John Ziomek all preceded her in death.
A funeral Mass will
be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on August 22, 2018, at St. Stanislaus Kostka
Parish, 1506 Washington Street in Michigan City. Following Mass, Susanís
remains will be interred at St. Stanislaus Cemetery next to Hankís in a
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the St. Stanislaus Kostka Repair Fund.