Michael Joseph Wisniewski, 59 of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. He is survived by his beloved wife of 10 years, Kathleen (nee Marttila); loving son of Eugene and Arlene (Gawrysiak) Wisniewski; cherished step-children, Nick (Christine) Baker and Carolyn (Mike Nair) Baker; dearest brother of James Wisniewski and his twin Gene (Patricia) Wisniewski; proud uncle of Joe Wisniewski and Kelly (Matthew) Watson; five great nieces and one great nephew; son-in-law of Jean (late Glenn) Marttila; brother-in-law of Kim (Greg) Easterle.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8:00pm at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting with Pastor Paul Vale of the New Life Christian Church, Whiting and the American Legion Whiting Post 80 officiating; private interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00pm to time of services. (Due to the current health situation a limitation of 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time, face masks must be worn, social distancing is expected and temperatures will be taken). Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com
Michael Wisniewski was born on April 22, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois and was a resident of Whiting for the past 24 years. He was a graduate of George Washington High School, Chicago, Class of 1979 and received his Associate Degree from Olive Harvey College, Chicago. A very talented artist, Michael worked in painting, sculpture and metal arts. He was a member of the New Life Christian Church, Whiting and was a retiree of the United States Postal Service with a service of fourteen years. Michael was a United States Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion, Whiting Post 80. He loved to fish, hunt and cook and hosted the B.O.N.D. (Bucks Only No Does) Annual Wild Game Dinner for the past 24 years. Devoted to his family, Michael will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Whiting Food Pantry would be appreciated.
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