Jonathan Michael Lykowski, 34, beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend passed away unexpectedly and far too soon Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
Jon is survived by his loving family – parents, Tim and Kathy Lykowski; maternal grandparents, Dean and Peg Kesler; paternal step-grandmother, Phoebe Lykowski; brother, Dustin (Rachel) Lykowski; sisters, Caitlin (Jason Miller) Lykowski, Julie (Jeff) Hirsch and Judi Lykowski. He was the proud uncle to Caleb, Ella and Brycen Hirsch, Brooks Miller and Juniper Lykowski. Jon had a special aunt, Karol Kesler and cousins, Lindsay and Khloe Kesler, who shared an enormous part of Jon’s life. His other aunts and uncles are Tom and Diana Lykowski and Barbara and Ralph Neri who shared in memorable gatherings. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Henry and Edna Lykowski, along with his uncle, James Lykowski and aunt, Rose Lykowski.
Jon was born in South Bend, Indiana, on January 8, 1989. He was a John Adams High School graduate and attended Ball State University. He was employed at General Stamping & Metalworks.
Jon had a kind and gentle soul and an outstanding artistic talent. He loved music, a good ping-pong match, the game of Euchre and vacations with his grandparents and family. He was a longtime spectator of the Indianapolis 500. Jon was the ultimate foodie, often sharing meal ideas and staying ahead of the latest food trends. He loved working outside; you could always find him helping his Pops and Gram with outdoor chores. He was easygoing and well-liked because of his kind heart and fun-loving spirit. Jon always greeted you with a heartwarming smile and hug.
We thank God, our loving Father, for giving our family the last seventeen months of renewed love and joy with Jonathan. These memories will be cherished forever.
Family and friends may share their memories of Jonathan, Saturday, April 1st, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel”, 23421 State Road 23, South Bend, IN.
Jonathan will be missed by all who knew and loved him. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory, please visit https://www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jonathan’s name can be made to Recovermichianafest.org – P. O. Box 175, South Bend, IN 46624 or to Overdose Lifeline, dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction/substance use disorder through advocacy, education and support. Both are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Don’t cry for me, I will be okay. Heaven is my home now, and this is where I’ll stay. Don’t cry for me, I’m where I belong. I want you to be happy and try to stay strong. Don’t cry for me, it was just my time, but I will see you someday on the other side. Don’t cry for me, I am not alone. The angels are with me to welcome me home. Don’t cry for me, for I have no fear. All my pain is gone, and Jesus took my tears. Don’t cry for me, this is not the end. I’ll be waiting here for you when we meet again.
The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” and Cremation Service handled arrangements and extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Lykowski family and friends.
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