photo_20653711_Itczak_Kathleen_164354 Kathleen Anne Sanchez Itczak, 76, of St. John, Ind., and formerly of Delavan, passed away at home on Aug. 30, 2014.

She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Raymond; and four children, Kim Cole, Lisa Cole (Ron Groesche), Paul Cole (Diane Lindauer) and Tina Cole (Kevin Kaufman). She also had five stepsons, John Itczak, Nick (Heidi) Itczak, Tom (Kim) Itczak, Tim Itczak (Lorrie Steffan), and Ted Itczak. Kathy’s only living sibling, Eleanor McLaughlin (Tom Clouse) was by her side at the time of her passing.

She has 10 grandchildren, Ron and Alex Lawrosky, Paige and Paul Cole, Cole P. Kintz, Hayley, Lexi and Allison Itczak, Brooke Groesche and Jenny Lyons. She has numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren, and sisters-in-law Lucy Stryczek and Mary Itczak.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Sanchez; and her four brothers, Jerry, Frank, Richard and Raymond Sanchez. Kathy will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. She was a very loving, thoughtful and considerate person who always put others first. Kathy loved her career as a cosmetologist and her hobbies included gardening, reading and enjoying the outdoors. She was a graduate with Delavan High School’s last Class of 1957, and was the class’s homecoming queen.

Kathy’s remains were gifted to the University of Indiana Medical Department per her wishes. Contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation or the American Cancer Society in her memory. The family extends a special thanks to the nurses of the Calumet Area Hospice.

A memorial service was held Sept. 6 at the Solan Pruzin Funeral Home in Schererville, Ind., with her family and many friends in attendance.

 
 

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