Anne Patricia Karwatka, 84, Plymouth joined Ted in Heaven on Feb. 06, 2020.
She was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., by William and Irene (Kosieracki) O’Meara. Shortly after she was joined by her brother, Lawrence O’Meara.
She married Thaddeus Karwatka on May 07, 1955. That union brought forth two daughters, Kathleen and Susan. The family moved to Plymouth in July 1974. She worked at JCPenney in Plymouth and then at the Division of Family Services.
She was on the Girl Scout Council and enjoyed her time volunteering with the Girl Scouts. She was the family caretaker, taking care of her parents until the end.
She always enjoyed her farm. Lovingly named “The Farm,” they would host family wood cutting parties and family dinners. She held Christmas time especially close. Of all the things she enjoyed, the greatest was her three grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters: Kathleen (Rod) Kemper, Longmont, Colo.; and Susan (Leonard) Asel, South Bend; grandchildren: Lauren (Robert Mims) Fry, Thaddeus (Katherine) Asel, and Matthew Asel; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents: Irene and William; her husband: Thaddeus “Ted” Karwatka; and her brother: Lawrence “Larry” O’Meara, who was killed in Vietnam.
She enjoyed her animals, especially her dogs and cats. Because of this, the family asks for memorial donations to Michiana Humane Society, 722 Indiana Highway 212. Michigan City, IN 46360.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Road, Plymouth. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Fr. John Korcsmar CSC., 613 N. Center St., Plymouth. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the start of mass.