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Lynn Susan (Solnoky) Lichatowich

January 11, 1953 ~ March 19, 2022 (age 69)


Lynn Susan “Sue” Lichatowich, age 69 of Mishawaka, passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on Saturday, March 19, 2022.  Sue was born February 11, 1953 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Stephen and Helen (Yanko) Solnoky.  Sue was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and furthered her education as she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Mary’s College in South Bend while graduating in the top third of her class.   On (June 1, 1991), at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church Sue married Michael J. Lichatowich. Mike preceded her in death in 2001.

Sue is survived by her brother Kenneth S. Solnoky Sr. and his wife Cindy of New Carlisle, Indiana.  Also surviving is a nephew Kenneth Solnoky Jr. Granger, Indiana and niece Melanie Collins, Plymouth, Indiana.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Sacred Heart Cemetery and a celebration of her life will take place on a later date. Zahoran Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care.

Sue was employed as Director of Nursing, Cardiac Care Unit in Tampa, Florida for over ten years before moving back to the Michiana area where she continued to work with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital.  The last several years of her career, Sue was employed as a visiting nurse with the Visiting Nurses Association of South Bend.  Her compassion and care for her patients will never be forgotten. 

In her spare time, she enjoyed attending Notre Dame Football games and cheering them on when the team played away games.  She also enjoyed spending time outdoors and was quite fond of all of her pets, especially her cats. 

Sue was also a longtime member of St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church and her faith in the Lord never wavered.  Even as her health declined, Sue remained faithful and watched Sunday morning Mass on television.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Drive, South Bend, Indiana 46614.  To share a memory of Sue, please visit our website at



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