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Ella M. Retek

Born: Fri., Sep. 17, 1926
Died: Thu., Jun. 30, 2016


Private Interment


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Ella M. Retek, 89, of South Bend passed away on Thursday, June 30th at West Bend Nursing Center with her son by her side.

She was born on September 17, 1926 in South Bend, IN to the late Julius and Rose (Egyed) Pinter.

On January 25, 1947 in South Bend she married Alexander R. Retek who preceded her in death on January 15, 2011.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Jaskowiak and Betty Dezamitz.

Ella is survived by her son, David A. (Diane) Retek of Granger, IN; a sister, Elaine Kleva of South Bend, IN and several Nieces and Nephews.

She retired from Bendix Corp as an Executive Secretary after 30 years of service.  She was a member of the Polish National Alliance Lodge #83, South Bend, IN.

Ella loved traveling the world.  Her favorite trip was to Rome where she went to the Vatican.  She also enjoyed reading paperback Western novels.

She will be dearly missed by her loving family and all who knew her during her life journey.

There will be no visitation or services.  A Private Family Entombment will take place on Tuesday, July 5th at Highland Cemetery Mausoleum.

The family request memorial contributions be made to Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614.

The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” handled arrangements, services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Ella’s family.

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Tommy Leszcz
   Posted Tue July 05, 2016
Take comfort in knowing that now you have another Special Guardian Angel to watch over you.

Ted Wasielewski
   Posted Tue July 05, 2016
David and Diane:
We are extremely sorry at the loss of Ella. She was a loyal and trusted friend. May she rest in peace.

Judith Blair (Luczkowski)
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Was a wonderful neighbor growing up, they lived two doors from us. My parents did lots of things with al and Ella Mae, and then of course little David. My prayers are with you David.🙏🙏🙏🙏

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