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Obituary: Barbara A. Kerstowske

July 9, 1936 – July 16, 2023

Obituary Barbara Kerstowske

Barbara A. Kerstowske, nee Michalak, age 87, of Dyer, IN, formerly of Dolton and South Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2023. Loving wife of the late Elmer W. Kerstowske. Devoted mother of Kathleen K. Kerstowske, and Judy A. (Mark) Swisher. Proud grandmother of Mallory M. (Mike) Kroll, and Kate A. Swisher. Preceded in death by her parents Edward and Clementine Michalak.

Visitation Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. directly at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church 500 Northgate Dr. Dyer, IN, with Rev. Leo Gajardo officiating. Interment Memory Lane Memorial Park Cemetery – Crown Point, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Misericordia Home 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 5501 N. Cumberland Ave. #101, Chicago, IL 60656, appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30/Pleasant Springs Ln.) Dyer, IN.

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