Born in Fort Wayne on June 2, 1955, she was the daughter of John Paul and Mary Ellen (Clemmer) Wisniewski. She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne, and graduated from New Haven High School in 1974. She spent a portion of her adult life in Fort Wayne before moving to Round Lake over 20 years ago.
She was employed at GTE/Verizion in Fort Wayne for 30 years, and was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco. In her leisure time she greatly enjoyed fishing and water sports, outside activities, reading, and especially loved her dog “Taffy.”
The surviving relatives include her daughter, Melissa Didion, a sophomore at Manchester College; her mother, Mary Ellen Wisniewski of Round Lake; a sister, Joellen (Lynn) Gross of Churubusco; a brother, Paul (Sue) Wisniewski of Morristown, Tenn; one niece and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Thursday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Burial will be in the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed for Melissa Didion’s education fund.
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