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rita g. ciszczon

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

April 3, 1926 - June 8, 2013

GRANGER — Rita Genevieve Ciszczon, 87, of Granger, died peacefully Saturday evening, June 8, 2013, at Holy Cross Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born April 3, 1926, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Gundeck in South Bend. She grew up on the west side of South Bend and was raised primarily by her grandmother. She graduated from Washington High School.

She married Henry Clarence “Hank” Ciszczon on Oct. 29, 1949, in Mishawaka. In 1969, the couple built their Granger home together, where they raised their two daughters and spent their lives.

Survivors include two daughters, Amy Duis and Melissa Ciszczon; grandchildren Sarah, Laura, Alex and Adam; half-brother Tom; and half-sister Pat.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, and two brothers.

Rita will be remembered for her razor-sharp wit and sense of humor, her honesty and her devotion to the Catholic faith. She attended St. Pius X Catholic Church of Granger for many years.

She enjoyed gardening with her husband, cooking and sewing. In her younger years, she worked for Ball Band and as a demonstrater at Martin’s Super Markets.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Road, Granger, followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. A Christian burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka immediately after the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X Church.