January 4, 1927 - February 6, 2018
Niles – Darlene Kujawa, 91, passed away at 11:18am on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Darlene was born on January 4, 1927, in Niles, to the late Glenn and Doris May (Walter) Jones. On November 30, 1946, Darlene married Zymonth “Zig” Kujawa and he passed away on January 22, 2004. Darlene was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph Kujawa on September 22, 2017.
Darlene is survived by her children, Linda Logalbo, Steve (Linda) Kujawa, Frank (Janet) Kujawa, Rita (Joe) Bumgardner, and Scott Kujawa; grandchildren, Carl Carrico, Jeff Carrico, Jill Swartz, Carey Wickler, Nikki Kujawa, Erin Kujawa, Derek Kujawa, Cody Kujawa, Joshua Kujawa, Dori Prange.
Darlene always wanted to be a writer, and even had a short story published in the newspaper. She had many pen pals that she wrote to for years. She loved to write. She was a 1945 graduate of Niles High School and worked at Simplicity Pattern Company. She belonged to the Cassopolis Senior Center and the Altar-Rosary Society at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. She collected stamps since childhood and enjoyed Bingo and garage sales. Zig and Darlene were charter members at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 4-6pm on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in HALBRITTER WICKENS FUNERAL HOME 615 E. Main St., Niles. Family and friends may meet at St. Mark’s Catholic Church beginning at 10am on Monday February 12, 2018 for visitation prior to the 11am Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.
Condolences for the family may be made at www.halbritterwickens.com.
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