Delphine A. Jasinski (nee Raczkowski), age 101 years, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Methodist Southlake Hospital. Cherished wife of the late Walter "Wally" Jasinski; Loving mother of Daniel (Barb) Jasinski and Kathleen Yonker; Proud grandmother of: Kimberly (fiance, Richard Rogge) Yonker, Natalie Yonker, Christine (Russell) Snow and Jon (Amy) Jasinski; dearest great grandmother of: Adam and Roselena; loving sister, Loretta (late John) Kujawa; cherished aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. Delphine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter E. Jasinski, loving sisters, Edna (late Edwin) Kozlowski, Dolores (late Joseph) Rusinek and brothers, Walter (late Lottie) Raczkowski and Edward (late Alice) Raczkowski; loving nieces, Sr. Ann Christine and Sr. Jacqueline Kozlowski, OSF.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St Mary Church, 525 N. Broad Street, Griffith, Indiana with Father Keith M. Virus, officiating. Private Cremation Services will follow at Community Cremation Services, Schererville, Indiana. Burial of Cremains will be held on Wednesday at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois. Friends may visit with the family at St Mary's Church on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Arrangements are entrusted to the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, East Chicago, Indiana.
For many years, Delphine and Wally owned the Midwest Grocery Store located on the 3800 block of Pulaski Street in Indiana Harbor. They served the best lunch meats and candy in town. The store was renamed by all the children in the neighborhood and was just called " Wally's" (Candy Store). Delphine, known as Mrs. Wally by all the children in the neighborhood enjoyed visiting with all of her customers, especially the children. She was a longtime resident of East Chicago and was a longtime active member of the former St John Cantius Church. She was a member of the White Eagle Club and the Polish National Alliance and many other civic and charitable organizations. Her home and heart were always open to all of her family and friends. She was a kind and generous person who always smiled and loved to laugh. She will be dearly missed by all of her loving family and friends.
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