Jesse Samolczyk

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Jesse Samolczyk

March 28, 1925 - February 12, 2019

Jesse Samolczyk Jesse Anthony Samolczyk, 93, Wakarusa, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Maples Healthcare at Waterford Crossing - Goshen.
Jesse was born March 28, 1925, in South Bend to the late Felix and Antoinette Samolczyk.
On May 10, 1952, he married the love of his life, Jeannette (Gorski) Samolczyk, in Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend. She survives.
Jesse was preceded in death by his brother, Edmund Samolczyk; sister, Wanda Nowak; and daughter-in-law, Colleen Samolczyk.
Left to cherish Jesse's memory are his wife of 66 years Jeannette Samolczyk; children, Michael Samolczyk, Mark (Cindy) Samolczyk, Anne Samolczyk, Jean Samolczyk and Susan (Ken) Wojtanek; grandchildren, David (Julia) Samolczyk, Grace (Nick) Caley, Kate Samolczyk, Alec Samolczyk, Matthew Wojtanek; and great-grandchildren, Caroline Jane and Lillian Colleen.
Jesse was proud to serve his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He then went on to work for Studebaker Corp. and later the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1982 after 30 years of service.
Jesse was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. His favorite quote for them was "They'll always break your heart." He enjoyed woodworking, and was honored to craft grandfather clocks and gave one to each of his children as a wedding gift. He was an avid reader of the history of the Civil War and World War II era. He enjoyed boat rides with his family on Gravel Lake.
Visitation for Jesse will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10-10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Center of Notre Dame with a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Parish Center Chapel, with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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Published on February 15, 2019
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Jeryl and JIm Wallace
Feb 17, 2019
Mike, David, Julia and family.,
We are very sorry for your loss. We are grateful for the opportunity to get to know Jesse and spend time with him. It was always a joy and we felt like we had known him for years. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts.