Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Gregory T. Kowalski

Passed away on October 2, 2019

Gregory T. Kowalski, age 73.  Late of Schererville, Indiana formerly of the East Side and South Chicago.  Passed away October 2, 2019.  Beloved husband of Ardella (nee Granczewski) for 54 years.  Loving father of Catherine (Stephen) Sargent and Patricia (Edward) Chavez.  Devoted grandfather of Allison Chavez, and Thomas, Jonathan, and Caroline Sargent.  Dearest brother of Patricia (late Clarence) Rewers.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Zigmund and Rose Kowalski; brother Rev. James Kowalski, OFM CONV; sisters: Virginia (late Paul) Sinal and Xavier Kmiec Rutledge; mother-in-law and father-in-law Sigmund and Alma Granczewski andnsister-in-law Sheridell (late Bernard) Mikolajczak.  Greg was a retired employee of Electromotive Division of General Motors.  Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 3-8 pm and Monday, October 7, 2019 from 2-8 pm.  Funeral Services Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:30 am from the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th LN. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th LN.) St. John to St. John the Evangelist Church – Day Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the American Lung Association in Greg’s name preferred.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 9:30 am

Funeral Mass:
St. John the Evangelist Church - Day Chapel
11301 W. 93rd Ave. (Corner 93rd and 41)
St. John, Indiana 46373
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Memorial Contributions:

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the American Lung Association in Greg’s name preferred. 

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"My heart is broken! Mr. Kowalski was one of the kindest and most genuine and beautiful souls to grace the earth. Mr Kowalski had a way to make everyone feel special and part of the family! Spending time with the family during my childhood was one of the best times of my life. You will be missed Mr. Kowalski! May you Rest In Glorious Peace!"
- Vanessa Salgado Schwartz
October 4, 2019 10:01 am

"Ardella having been widowed I understand your pain. Death leaves one overwhelmingly powerless. Time will eventually heal the hole in your Heart. God Bless you and give you all the strength you will need. Your Family will be your power to go forward. Fondly Barbara Iwinski Marciniak "
- Barbara Iwinski Marciniak
October 4, 2019 2:58 pm

"So sorry to hear about Greg , He will be missed by all. God bless you and your family. Arlene Ciesielski and Lori Keown"
- Arlene M Ciesielski
October 5, 2019 2:04 pm

"Our deepest condolences go out to the entire family. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Rest In Peace, Dear Gregory."
- The James Blanford Family
October 7, 2019 1:04 pm

Candles Lit
"We are so sorry to hear about Greg's passing. I wish we could be there to share memories. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. Take care. Kathy and John "
- Kathleen and John Felkins
October 4, 2019 10:14 am

"Sincere condolences. "
- Delphine Smoljan
October 4, 2019 10:32 am

"Our condolences to the Kowalski Family. Our families have a long history of fun and memories that will not be forgotten. Rest in PEACE. The Slomka Family (Jerry, Connie, Kathi, Scott & Kim)"
- Connie Slomka
October 4, 2019 3:01 pm