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Waldemar PiszczatowskiMay 27, 1944 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 73)
May 27, 1944 - June 29, 2017
Waldemar Piszczatowski, 73, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:58 am in Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso, IN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington Street, Michigan City, IN with Rev. Walter Ciesla officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm, Friday and from 9:30 am - 10:30am Saturday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN. A wake service will be conducted at 7:00 pm Friday in the funeral chapel.
Waldemar Piszczatowski was born in the village of Tykocin on May 27, 1944, the day Nazi Germans’ killed approximately 2000 people in the village his mother Helena Piszczatowska was giving birth. His very birth was a miracle and a testament to the need for the respect of life. Waldemar whose mom was a US citizen living in Poland during the Communist regime moved to America in the early 1960’s. At first he worked at the meat packing companies and steel mills and at the same time he went to high school and to college where he first studied business at DePaul University and worked as director of special projects at the MidWest Stock Exchange. Having the entrepreneurial spirit, with his mother and then wife they entered the "Shmaty" business. Waldemar had a passion for all kinds of arts, but especially music. He played guitar and sang in nightclubs in his younger years. He also raced motorcycles, enjoyed dancing, photography, drawing, reading and most of all telling jokes and having long conversations.
Waldemar is survived by his wife Alicja, his daughter Renee and husband Matt with grand-daughters Maja and Olivia as well as his son Arthur and wife Julia and his grandsons Alex, Casimir and Max. Waldemar was a genuine person with a witty and powerful spirit and will be gratefully missed by his loving family and friends.