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Welcome to the memorial page for

Daniel R. Popielski

February 2, 1931 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 86)


Daniel R. Popielski, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

 

Daniel was born on February 2, 1931 in South Bend to Andrew and Martha (Pierzynski) Popielski.  On December 26, 1957 he married JoAnn Schmidt who survives along with two daughters Andrea Popielski (Joe Urbanski) of South Bend and Gail Popielski West of Walkerton, two sons David Popielski and Kurt Popielski both of South Bend, six grandchildren Adam Urbanski, Taylor Urbanski, Andrew Popielski, Thomas Popielski, Barry West and Garrett West and a sister Ruth Szekendi.   Dan was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law Christine Popielski, two sons-in-law, John VanNevel and Todd West, sister Dorothy Pacay and brother Richard Popielski.

 

Dan was a retired carpenter who worked for Studebaker, Bimsco, Sears, Steve & Gene’s Citgo and Lacay Fabrication. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War.  Dan was a dedicated father and husband and loved animals, the outdoors and spending time with his family.  As a child of the Depression era, he wasted nothing. He was reusing, repurposing and recycling items well before concern for the environment became popular.  Given time, he could design, build or fix just about anything.

 

The family thanks the staff of Memorial Cancer Center, particularly Drs. Malik and Hornback, CNA Tammy at Sanctuary at Holy Cross Rehab, and staff at Center for Hospice Care and Caring Junction for their compassionate care.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 pm Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 Kemble Avenue.  Family and friends may call from 4-8 pm Friday in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pet Refuge or the Center for Hospice Care. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.zahoran.com.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Pet Refuge
2300 W. 6th Street, Mishawaka IN 46544

The Center for Hospice
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend IN 46635



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
January 19, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zahoran Funeral Home
1826 S. Kemble Ave
South Bend, IN 46613

A Celebration of Life
Friday
January 19, 2018

5:00 PM
Zahoran Funeral Home
1826 S. Kemble Ave
South Bend, IN 46613


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