Catherine Svinarich

Katie Svinarich

November 19th, 1930 - November 10th, 2019
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Katie Svinarich, age 88 and previously of Winona Lake, passed away quietly on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

Born Catherine A. Evans, she was the daughter of John and Anna (Logan) Evans. She was born in Duncanwood, OH and attended schools in the area before graduating from nurse’s college in West Virginia.

Katie devoted her life to caring for others. She was a nurse by trade and was a dedicated caregiver. She spent many years working for Kosciusko Community Hospital in the ER and later as Floor Supervisor. She retired in 2011 at age 80.

True to her giving nature, she was tireless as a mother, caring for her son, Robert for many years and devoted as a grandmother. She was generous and compassionate, serious, hardworking and driven. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and previously a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

Those who survive with memories to cherish include three sons: Mike (Carol) Svinarich of Albuquerque, NM, Robert Svinarich of Warsaw and Tom (Beth) Svinarich of Denver, CO; six grandchildren: John Michael Svinarich, Logan Svinarich, Amy Svinarich, Beth Anderson, Kate Svinarich and Cami Sceiford and four great-grandchildren: Noah, Emma, Jeremy and Madison. Also surviving are sister, Betty (Don) Emmert and daughter-in-law, Lori Svinarich. Those who preceded Katie in passing include her husband, John Svinarich; son, Richard Svinarich and two siblings, Bill Evans and Helen Moroski.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 125 North Harrison Street, Warsaw on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. Friends may gather at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery. Titus Funeral Home - a Life Celebration® provider is entrusted with Katie’s arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic School, 135 North Harrison Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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  • Visitation

    November 15th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    November 15th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    135 N Harrison Street
    Warsaw, Indiana 46580
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    November 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    November 15th, 2019 11:00am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    135 N Harrison Street
    Warsaw, Indiana 46580
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Jonathan Norton
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    421 N Maple St
    Warsaw, IN 46580
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Jeanine DeGeeter

Posted at 03:15pm
My condolences to Katie's family. I am sorry I could not attend the funeral. I worked with Katie at KCH back in the early 1980's. She always had a giving heart. When she was at Mason's I was blessed to bring her Communion. She always remembered how to say the Our Father before giving her Communion. Her Sacred Heart artwork in her room was beautiful and it gave her pleasant memories.
God Bless Katie!
Jeanine DeGeeter

Julie Runnells

Posted at 01:27pm
Katie... So many, many things I could say about this wonderful example , and mentor. She was always, steady, unshakeable, reliable, caring, giving, hardworking... the list could go on. I worked at KCH with Katie since 1992 until she retired. She was the house supervisor, and was always available if needed. I can see her walking through the halls , even now. She was one of a kind, and I was SO BLESSED to have worked with her. My deepest sympathy to her family. Julie Runnells, RN

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Posted at 12:16pm
Dear Family, We are sorry for loss of Catherine. We know her love and compassion will be a beautiful memory for you all.
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Kerry McAtee Bartley

Posted at 09:48am
What a fierce beautiful women. If she believed in something or someone you knew it. She not only cared for the patients but also cared for the nurses and staff. Those if us who worked with her over the years were truly blessed. Kerry Bartley, FNP-BC

Paula Calhoun

Posted at 12:23pm
I worked with Katie for so many years. She was an awesome nurse and a wonderful nursing supervisor. She was an extremely hard worker. When she asked you to help, she was always right there helping too. She was fun and carried a smile that lite up the room. Her family was very important to her. She was also a huge ND fan. I loved working with and along side her. She was a wealth of information. I will never forget her pumpkin rolls during the holidays. Was so glad she worked as long as she did. She was my friend and a joy to be around. God bless this true and faithful servant. Thank you to the family for sharing her for so many years. May your many memories carry on her legacy. She was loved. Paula Calhoun RN

Nancy Huffer Posted at 07:19am

Katie - an icon. What more is there to say.

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