Irene Kazukiewicz

NIAGARA, Wis. – Irene S. Kazukiewicz, 84, of Niagara, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.

Irene was born on May 1, 1929, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of the late Walter and Sophie (Swiatkowski) Lachman. She was a graduate of St. Anne’s High School in Buffalo.

Irene married Henry J. Kazukiewicz on Sept. 9, 1950, in Buffalo at the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2006.

Irene had a great love for fishing, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by four children, Thomas (Mary) Kazukiewicz of Fern, Wis., Gerald Kazukiewicz Sr. of Buffalo, Debra (Bruce) Krause Sr. of Niagara and Robert Kazukiewicz Sr. of Lyndonville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Vincent, Gary, Gerald Jr., Becky, Jessica, Amanda, Bruce Jr., Robert Jr., Jessica and Henry III; and many great-grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by a son, Henry Jr.; brother, Raymond Lachman; and granddaughter, Dana.

Graveside services at Niagara Cemetery will be held at a later date.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.