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Kathleen Haburjak, 83, passes away

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Kathleen Haburjak, age 83, a longtime Portage resident passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

She was born on August 6, 1936, in Gary, Indiana, to the late Julius and Tillie (nee Goyda) Sarkotich.

On September 1, 1956, she married the love of her life, the late Michael Robert Haburjak in Gary, Indiana.

Kathleen loved to go bowling, travel to Canada for fishing trips and vacation with her family. She also enjoyed taking her grandchildren to the Dairy Dip for ice cream. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Kathleen is survived by four children, Kathleen Haburjak, Michael J. Haburjak, Janet (James) Carter and James W. (Pam) Haburjak; six grandchildren, Evan (Meg) Pincus, Danny Pincus, Nichole Draia, Tyler Haburjak, Zach Carter, and Michael Haburjak; great-grandchildren Airabella and Ruby, and other loving family members and friends.

Cremation is entrusted to Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, Portage.

Per Kathleenís wishes her memorial service is private.

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Posted 3/20/2020




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