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Joseph E. Mankowski, Jr.

Born: Fri., Oct. 2, 1942
Died: Tue., Apr. 7, 2020


Graveside Service

Location: Sumption Prairie Cemetery


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 Joseph E. Mankowski, Jr. 77 of South Bend passed away on Tuesday, April 7th at Creekside Village, Mishawaka following an extended illness.

Joe was born on October 2, 1942 in South Bend to the late Joseph E. and Catherine (Madaras) Mankowski, Sr.

 He married Janet L. Marks-Mecier on June 7, 1990 in Mishawaka. Jan survives along with daughter, Jill M. Thompson of South Bend, step-daughter, Elizabeth A. Arter of Winston-Salem, N.C. sons, Joseph E. (Beth) Mankowski, III of Osceola, Michael A. (Linda) Mankowski of South Bend, Todd C. (Angela) Mankowski of North Liberty and step-sons, Darrell W. Mecier of Rhome, TX and Daniel F. (Stacey) Mecier of Georgetown, IN. Joe is also survived by ten loving grandchildren and five loving great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Brian Mecier, sisters, Mary and Sylvia and brothers, Henry, Richard and William.

 Joe retired from Raymond F. Hoffman Plumbing and Heating as owner in 2005. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 172 for over 50 years. He served many years as President of Rosemary Villas Home Owners Association.

In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, fishing, going to breakfast with numerous friends and being with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

 Joe will be dearly missed by his loving family and numerous friends he made during his life journey.

 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Joe's honor to The First Tee, 425 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092 or online at firsttee.org/donate.

There will be a private graveside service. Burial will be at Sumption Prairie Cemetery. A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held at a later date, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Joe’s family and friends.

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Jim Berger
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
My condolences to the entire Mankowski family. Joe was a great guy knew him a long time. May God bless you all.

John and Sheila Houser
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Bruce & Dawn Fuqua
   Posted Sat April 11, 2020
Jan and Family,
Sorry to hear of Joes passing. He was a good neighbor and will be missed.
Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

CYNTHIA FLORIDIA
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
Jan,
I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Cindy Floridia

Debi Grant-Smith
   Posted Sat May 02, 2020
Joe Mankowski.
You were a living legend and will be missed by many. We first met at the flood of the Holiday Inn/Mishawaka back in 19##. Greatest plumber ever. He moved in and all was complete.
One evening I was talking to my friend from my old Scottsdale Mall days. Jan. Little did I know, love was in the air and Joe and Jan were together.
What seems like a hundred years later we walked into Nicks Patio and stumbled upon Joe and his posse. He had long since retired and surprised to see my Uncle,Jim Ralph, Former Golf Pro, Four Lakes Country Club. Naturally, they were old buddies.
Joe Mankowski was one of the greatest caricatures I ever had the pleasure of meeting. What a pissar.

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