Joanne C. Stelmaszek, 88, passed away on February 7, 2022, in Valparaiso, IN. Joanne is survived by her daughter Patty (Bob) Sokol, grandchildren Brian (Amanda) Sokol, Cheryl (Mike) Mulder, and great-grandchildren, Brayden, Lily, Edwin, and Bennett. She in preceded in death by her husband, Harry, parents Barney and Nellie Marynowski, and sister, Patricia Motyka. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and brother-in-law Walter Motyka. Joanne was born and raised in Chicago, IL, lived for many years in Crete, IL, where she was a member of St. Liborius Catholic Church. She is a retiree of Pennwalt Corporation. Visitation will be on Friday, February 11th from 10 a.m. to noon at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso, IN, followed by funeral services at noon at the funeral home, Deacon James Caristi officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to be directed to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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