Edwin A. Willamowski, Jr., of Mishawaka, was born February 6, 1934 on the west side of South Bend to Edwin A. Willamowski, Sr. and Joan (Wojciechowski). He passed away with loved ones surrounding him on the morning of August 19 after complications from Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 85.
Ed was a 1952 graduate of Riley High School. On July 6, 1957 he married Mary Frances Edholm, daughter of Sidney A. Edholm, Sr. and Frances (Gibbs). He was employed by Studebaker for 12 years, Armco Steel for 1 year, and retired as Master Scheduler at AM General after 36 years.
Ed was a member of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus and a past Grand Knight of the 3rd Degree of Council #5521. Upon moving to Mishawaka in 1973, he became a long standing member of St. Monica Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He was also proud to be an avid blood donor every six weeks.
Ed’s proudest achievement though was his family. Having been an only child, he knew he wanted a large family. Ed and Mary had 8 children, Laura Konstanty (Tracy Stouffer), Gregory, John (Mona), Curtis, David (Dena), Michael (Stacey), Lynn McCormack (Jamie), and Thomas (Vincencia). He enjoyed his 25 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was one of 37 first cousins.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws and a great granddaughter, Alaina Louise Willamowski.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, August 24, in St. Monica Catholic Church, 222 W. Mishawaka, Ave., Mishawaka, with Rev. Jacob Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm on Friday in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka, and from 10 – 11 am Saturday in church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Monica Catholic Church, 222 W. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545 or Gibault Home for Children, 6401 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802.
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St. Monica Catholic Church
222 W. Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka IN 46545
Gibault Home for Children
6401 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute IN 47802