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Maria (Wlasenko) Kykisz

Died: Sat., Jul. 20, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 25, 2019
Location: Braman & Son Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jul. 25, 2019
Location: Braman & Son Memorial Chapel

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Maria Kykisz, 91 years old of Knox, Indiana, passed away surrounded by her family, Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Knox, Indiana

She was born Sunday, April 8, 1928 in Marcopele, Ukraine, Daughter of the late Nicholas Wlasenko and the late Tekla (Ference)Wlasenko.

Maria was Baptized as one of Jehovah's witnesses and loved to share her knowledge of the bible. Maria was a very determined, tough, hard working woman. She was known to be a fantastic cook and loved to garden. She was known to be the best pierogies maker around and she loved to put together huge meals to feed her family. Maria's greatest passion was spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.

Surviving are Son, Jerry & Patricia Varco Kykisz of Park Ridge, Illinois, Daughter, Lucy Steele of Knox, Indiana, 5 grandchildren Nicholas J. & Rachel Cusick Steel of Levittown, Pennsylvania, Christina & Glenn Piludu Steele of Michigan City, Indiana, Johnathan Steele of Knox, Indiana, Timothy & Myann Ganalon Steele of Weaverville, North Carolina, 7 great grandchildren Angelica Steele, Nicholas Steele, Lillian Steele, Jaden, Isaac, Sky and Haven, Brother, Pete & Diane Wlasenko of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Sister, Veronica Bodnar of Orange Park, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Kykisz and parents Nicholas and Tekla Wlasenko, sister Anna Wlasenko, grandson Michael Steele, son-in-law Gregory Steele and brother -in-law Vasyl Bodnar.

Friends will be received 11 AM till time of service at 1 PM, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, Indiana.

Services will be held at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1 PM.

Interment will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery.


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Florence Kohn aka Frosty
   Posted Mon July 22, 2019
Maria was one of the best people left on earth, I only had the pleasure of knowing her for 6 months. In that short time she stole my heart. taught me to make her Perogies, She was also funny, she would tell me stories about when she was younger. and yes I got to see some of the fire inside of her when she would get angry, but I did not care, the only other thing that I can say is if you knew her you loved her. Maria is finally pain free, and soaring like an eagle,.

I will always remember the times I spent with her. I love you Maria, rest in peace beautiful woman,

love always Gene n Frosty

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