Mary A. Germek (nee Kapitan) 91 of Crown Point formerly of East Chicago & Whiting, IN passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 surrounded by her family at the St Anthony Medical Center. Mary is survived by her three loving children: George, Jr. (Eileen) & Kenneth (Marilyn) Germek & Janet (Ted) Pietrzak; Proud Grandmother of eight: G. Joshua, Meghan & Daniel (Melanie) Germek, Donna (Dan) Gin, Renee (Dave) Spisak, Jillian (Brett) Laubacher, Teddy Pietrzak & Amanda (Josh) Dixon; Proud Great Grandmother of nine; loving sister of Tillie (Ray) Bryan; Dearest sister-in-law of; Mary E. (late Rudy) Kapitan, Pat (late Ambrose) Kapitan & Eleanor (late Joseph) Kapitan and loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews, and many other family members. Preceded in passing by her bestest friend and loving husband of 57 years George J. Germek, Sr. in 2008, also, two other special brothers John (late Mary) & Tony Kapitan & Mary's Parents Rudolph & Johanna Kapitan.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St Anthony Village Chapel, 203 Franciscan Drive, Crown Point, Indiana 46307 with Father Theodore J. Mens officiating. Burial Services will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may visit with the family at the Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m.
Mary was very proud of her Slovak heritage and was well known throughout the Slovak community. And she was well known throughout the Region for all the good works that she and husband George did for many years for many organizations. She was very active and became a longtime officer with the Zenska Jednota ( Slovak Organization) Her Husband George was very involved with the East Chicago Knights of Columbus Msgr. Connelly Council No. 1700 Lodge and Mary was right by his side, helping with all the paperwork and anything else she could do to help George in his many offices held with the lodge. Helping George was not enough, she became very active with the Women's Club of the K of C and would later become President. Mary and George were also active with the Independent Order of Foresters serving as officer's and traveled to many destinations for important meetings and conferences. Mary was also active with the BNI Women's Club during and after the time that her children attended school and graduated. Mary and George loved the St Anthony Village Community. They were very comfortable with the staff and residents throughout their many years living at St Anthony. She was great at telling jokes, had a great sense of humor and loved to sing her favorite song "Bushel And-A-Peck." Mary was also a longtime, active member of Assumption of BVM Catholic Church in Indiana Harbor. She was also on the Church Council and Rosary Society throughout the many years as a member.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mary may be made to St Anthony Village Attn: Resident Council at 203 Franciscan Drive, Crown Point, Indiana 46307 or to the family to donate to their Mom's favorite charities.
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