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Frances (Hornyak) Hojnacki

January 2, 1916 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 102)

Frances Hojnacki, 102, passed away at 9:10am Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Hospice House.


Frances was born on January 2, 1916 in South Bend to Stephen and Bertha (Brahlick) Hornyak.  She was a school crossing guard who loved animals, children, bingo, gardening and was a wonderful cook and baker.  Frances never had a surgery during her lengthy lifetime.  On August 24, 1934 in South Bend she married Eugene A. Hojnacki.  He died on August 11, 1968.  Frances was also preceded in death by a son David E. Hojnacki, 5 brothers Steve Hornyak, Anton Hornyak, Frank Hornyak, Julius Hornyak and Louis Paksi and 5 sisters Alma Katona, Ann Hornyak, Esther Katona, Margaret Compton, and Freda Hornyak-Laiber.


Surviving are a son Thomas (Nancy) Hojnacki of Peoria, AZ, daughter-in-law Gerri Hojnacki of Mishawaka, 5 grandchildren Sherri, Jeffrey, Scott, Mark and Beth, 5 great-grandchildren Cole, Lindsay, Mariah, Megan, and Thomas and 4 great-great-grandchildren Jacob, Braylon, Nory and Jordy, a sister Julie Paksi-Zapalski and brother John Paksi.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00pm Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 South Kemble Avenue, South Bend, IN.  Family and friends may gather at 4:00pm with services beginning at 6:00pm at the funeral home.  Her cremated remains will be buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to ASPCA.  To leave an online condolence visit our website

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