Dorothy E. (Drewniak) Balicki

July 6, 1936 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 84)


Dorothy E. Balicki (nee Drewniak), 84, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at her daughter's home in Saint John, Indiana. She is survived by her four loving children, Mark Balicki, Thomas (Kathy) Balicki, Carol (Randy) Wiersma and Kevin (Gina) Balicki; loving grandchildren, Ryan Balicki, John Balicki, Mark (Ashley) Balicki, Tori (Billy) Hays, Tommy Balicki, Brett Balicki, Jessica (Phil) Pawlowski, Brandon (Alexandra) Balicki and Emma Balicki; great grandma to Jude and Miles Balicki, Nolan Hays and two babies on the way; dearest sister of Lucille (late Edward) Szymoniak. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, granddaughter, Taylor Balicki, siblings, Stanley, Emil (Bernice), Henry (Marge), Chester and Donald Drewniak, Sophie (Nick) Mihalic, Stella (Andy) Briski, and Mary Drewniak.

Dorothy was born on July 6, 1936 in East Chicago, Indiana to Walenty and Victoria Drewniak and was a long time resident of Highland, Indiana. She was the youngest of ten children. Dorothy was head cashier for Sterk's Super Foods for over 40 years. She was a Secular Franciscan and served the poor and homeless at Port Ministries in Chicago for many years. She also served as a Eucharistic Minister for Our Lady of Grace church.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 26, 2021 at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3025 Highway Ave., Highland, IN, 46322 at 10:30 am with Rev. Gregory Bim-Merle officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. 

Donations in her memory can be made to The Port Ministries or Hospice of the Calumet Area.  A special thank you to Katie, Joann, Jodi, Grant and Vicky from hospice for their caring assistance with our mom.

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April 25, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Mass of Christian Burial
April 26, 2021

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Grace Church, Highway Avenue, Highland, Indiana

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