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So, who was Waneta (Conahan) Misewicz? Well first - she came to us in May 1925 (Clinton, IN). The daughter of Ruth Conahan. Born during the depression, she learned the meaning of making do, making things count, doing right, and caring. Those values she carried thru her life. Most importantly, she was her family’s protector, disciplinarian and friend. She was a selfless, loving mother who sacrificed many of her wants, needs and desires for the wants and needs of her children. She worked hard to make sure her children were equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make them competent people in life. It was perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job she ever did. Even though she may have been hard at times she cared and loved her family.
Prior to raising a family, she helped our country during WW II making ammunition (bullets) for our troops.
Settling in Northwest Indiana, Waneta Misewicz raised five awesome kids (Barb, Ernie, Bob, Mike and Deb and for a short time George (deceased). From the day they were born, they tested her patience. But no matter what they did or said, she loved them unconditionally. And because of that love those great kids went on to create fulfilling lives of their own and gave her many (actually 15) grandkids that stretched across the US from Alaska to the Mid-West to Florida. And to keep the family going, those grandkids gave her 11 great-grand kids.
Waneta was a very caring person. How caring? Well - after she raised her family and they were on their own, she again dedicated her life helping and caring for our youth at the Mayflower Home for Girls and did this for over 18 years. She again used her skills as a parent to help guide and mold these girls so they too could move on to fulfilling lives.
On March 13, 2018, at the age of 92, Waneta was called to join her mom, brother, son, and many of our dear friends to help the Lord continue his work. Yes, she will be missed but more importantly she will be remembered for all the good she did for others.
She is survived by her loving children Debra Bonk & husband Gary (MN), Michael Misewicz (IN), Robert Misewicz & wife Jennifer (FL), Ernest Misewicz (AK), and Barbara Misewicz (MI). And we cannot forget the grandchildren Douglas Ferguson, Wesley Ferguson, Jonathan Bonk, Cassidy Bonk, Kristyn Bonk, Daniel Misewicz, Sean Misewicz, Ryan Misewicz, Jillian Carioggia, Jammie Carioggia, Jon Misewicz, Matt Misewicz, Patrick Everett, Shaun Everett, and Leo Misewicz (Ligia Martinez). And her beloved great grandchildren Cameron Misewicz, Colin Misewicz, Sophia Misewicz, Mason Swanson, Annaliese Misewicz, Merriweather Maureen Misewicz, Jayden Misewicz, Madison Misewicz, Aiden Misewicz, Chloie Misewicz, and Liliana Misewicz. She was preceded in death by her mother Ruth Biggs, brother James, son Georgie and daughter in-law Maureen.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8941 Kleinman Rd. (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 4:30 pm. Reverend Charles Niblick officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of the Calumet Area are preferred.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com