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Jean M. (Vignich) Kocon

January 21, 1925 ~ May 12, 2018 (age 93)
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Jean M. Kocon

(nee, Vignich)



Jean M. Kocon, age 93, of Hammond entered into the gates of heaven on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

She is survived by two daughters: Deena Kocon Plovanich and Jeanine K. Kocon; granddaughter, Jennifer; grandson, Darrin;                                     

 great grandchildren: Avianna, Zayden and Sebastian;  numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Preceded in death by her son, James Kocon and daughter, Kathleen Kocon; parents, Michael and Frances Vignich; twin brother, Michael; sister, Wanda (Jerry) Detlof; half sister, Stella (Carl) Jemenko; half brothers: John (Virginia) Misiewicz, Matt Misiewicz, Stanley Misiewicz and Frank (Caroline) Misiewicz.

Friends are invited to meet with the family for a time of visitation on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. directly at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, IN.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. with Father Charles Mosley celebrant. Private entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, IL.  Jean was born and raised in East Chicago and had been a resident of the Hessville section of Hammond since 1960. She tragically lost her twin brother at the age of 4 and was orphaned at the age of 12, which formed her into the strong women that she became.   She was a longtime faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Jean retired from Indiana Bell after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Pioneer Club and American Legion Post #369 Ladies Auxiliary. Jean loved ballroom dancing and enjoyed gardening. Jean was an excellent homemaker and she loved baking polish desserts for her family. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials be made to a charity that is beneficial to children.

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