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    Former Studebaker employee Patricia Laskowski passed on the morning of January 13, 2022. She was a life-long resident of South Bend.

    After graduation from South Bend Catholic High School, she held various jobs, eventually working as a secretary at the Bendix factory (now the Honeywell factory). The office where she worked was in the basement. She said it was poorly lit and musty, and when it rained heavily, the walls leaked ground water onto the floors and contributed to the poor environment. Her health was suffering from the conditions, and her request to transfer to another office was rejected.

    A friend suggested she apply for a job at Studebaker, where the conditions and pay would be better. She did, and was hired as a pool secretary. She worked there for a few years before marrying Donald Laskowski, another Studebaker employee and former class-mate from the neighborhood near the Oliver factory where they grew up. They were married 64 years until Donald recently passed
    ( https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....nald-laskowski ).

    Her funeral arrangements are being managed by St. Joseph Funeral Home on Mayflower Road in South Bend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Hedwig Church in South Bend on Thursday January 20, 2022 at 11 am.
    Last edited by Mark L; 01-15-2022, 05:41 PM.
    Mark L

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    Sorry for your loss.
    Gary Krautmann


    • Mark L
      Mark L commented
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      Thank you. They left us only 78 days apart.