Helen Pawinski (nee Kolenda)

November 12, 1925 - April 5, 2023
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Helen Pawinski (nee Kolenda), age 97, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Helen is survived by her children: Monica (Chris) Pawinski, Sophie (Tim) Brown; grandchildren: Andrew, Madeline, and Philip Pericak, Camille (fiancé Adam), and Yasmin (fiancé Johnathan) Brown. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Pawinski; and her 4Continue Reading

Nick Kolenda left a message on April 10, 2023:
My condolences to the family. I only met Aunt Helen a few times, but she always seemed like a loving, caring, and wonderful person. I’m grateful for the memories I shared with her.
Steven Kolenda left a message on April 8, 2023:
When we were very young Aunt Helen and Uncle Ted came to visit us in New Hampshire and Vermont. Nick and I developed an attachment right away, like they were our grandparents. The time came for them to leave and we were saying our goodbyes. Nick grabbed Uncle Ted's comb from his back pocket and began running through the airport. Dad chased after him and when Nick was asked why he took Uncle Ted's comb he replied that he didn't want Aunt Helen and Uncle Ted to leave. We honor Aunt Helen for her incredible life.
Victor and Cindy Kolenda and family left a message on April 7, 2023:
We grieve the loss of our beloved Aunt Helen. She enriched our lives with her guidance that family and faith are the highest priority in our lives. Her strong principles about life itself gives us the strength to be our best. We have several of her paintings to remind us of her and what incredible talent she had. We will cherish them always. Aunt Helen and Uncle Ted 's biggest success was raising two wonderful daughters. Their dedication to Monica and Sophie allowed for them to carry on the tradition with their own children. Family is first! God Bless Aunt Helen! Victor, Cindy Kolenda and Family
George and Cindy Moneta left a message on April 7, 2023:
We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. She was always so kind to us. We’re holding your family up in prayer. Sending extra love your way. ❤️??
Sophie Brown left a message on April 7, 2023:
Love you always Mama
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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