August 9, 1939 ~ October 5, 2016
Karen Ann Mazanowski, born August 9th, 1939, Erie, PA- passed away on October 5th, 2016, in the arms of her daughters and surrounded by her husband, sons and grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents Gertrude and Wilbur Kerner, children Lynette and Nathan Mazanowski, and brother David Kerner. Survived by her husband of 61 years Zygmunt Mazanowski, 14 children, 53 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Children: Zygmunt, Michelle, David, Lisa, Karen, Alison, Eileen, Heather, Natalie, Rebekah, Joshua, Erin, Elizabeth and Emily.
Karen was a woman who could throw a banquet for a Bishop and feed a homeless beggar at her door. She distributed her love to all equally and completely. Karen had a generous heart and spent her life taking care of others. She was a woman of many talents. She was a wonderful cook, a perfect hostess, and made the house a home with her magazine worthy flair for decorating. Karen was a woman of immense faith and strived to be Christ-like through action, community and service. Karen nurtured dozens of children in her home daycare that she ran for many years. She will be missed but we celebrate in the fact that she is whole again and looking down on us from heaven.
Please make donations to the Mazanowski Family Fund c/o The Central Indiana Community Foundation, 615 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.
The visitation will be held at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services - Lawrence located at 5215 N. Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46226 on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 3:00-8:00 pm. There will be prayer and reflection at 6:00pm. The funeral will be held on Monday, October 9, 2016 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church located at 4650 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46226 at 11:00am followed by internment at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery.