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Ethel M. (Mihalsky) Stofko

March 29, 1920 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 101)


Ethel M. Stofko, 101, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, April 11, 2021.  She was born in Whiting, Indiana on March 29, 1920 and resided in the Highland/ Schererville area for 79 years.  As a homemaker she raised 5 children.  Ethel and Steve (deceased) were charter members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Highland.  She served as President of the Schererville Homemakers Club, Vice President of Schererville Senior Citizens, and volunteered 10 years at Munster Community Hospital.  In 1999 she moved to Chandler, Arizona to live with her daughter and closer to her sons.  There she volunteered 3 years at Chandler Regional Hospital and was a parishioner at St. Stevens Catholic Church.  In 2018 she moved to Fort Myers, Florida still residing with her daughter and son-in-law.  She was a parishioner at St. Columbkille Parish. 

She is survived by 3 sons, Lamar (Diane) AZ, Jody (Linda) FL, Kevin AZ, and daughter Cheryl (John) Fischer, FL, 9 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.  Ethel is preceded in death by her husband, Steve; son, Steven; grandson, Stephen; brothers, Alex, Joe and Louis Mihalsky and sister Eleanor Kubacki. 

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Avenue, Highland, Indiana, 46322.  A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 19, 2021, 10:30 am, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3025 Highway Avenue, Highland.  Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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April 18, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fagen-Miller Funeral Homes - Highland
2828 Highway Ave
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Mass
April 19, 2021

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Grace Church
3025 Highway Ave
Highland, IN 46322

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