Dr. Leonard J. Jozwiak, 77, of Valparaiso passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born February 8, 1945 in South Bend to Stanley E. & Theresa A. (Toth) Jozwiak. Leonard graduated from St. Joseph High School, and received his B.A., Masters and Ph.D. from Indiana University, in Education, and Administration. During his career Leonard served as Director of Special Education for the Hammond Schools for over 20 years, then oversaw the Geminus Head Start program in Lake County for many years. His longtime membership at St. Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus as a Grand Knight were meaningful avenues for his service to the greater good of mankind. Devotion to God and strong love of family were always foremost in Leonard’s thoughts and actions. His witty and candid humor did serve him well in all facets of life and became a bit of a trademark for him.
On August 12, 1972 at Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend he married Elaine Locke who survives along with their children; Steven (Jeni) Jozwiak of Juneau, Alaska, Stephanie (Mike) Paduch of Valparaiso & Matthew (Julie) Jozwiak of Valparaiso, siblings; Terri (Rick) Langel of Granger, Tom (Pam) Jozwiak of Mishawaka & Bernie (Lois) Jozwiak of Fort Wayne, and grandchildren; Michael & Anna Jozwiak, Joseph Paduch & Charlotte Jozwiak.
A visitation will be held Friday from 9 – 10 am at St. Paul Catholic Church with funeral mass beginning at 10:00 am and burial to follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Adult Day Care Center for which Leonard had served as a Board member many years.
So sorry about Len. -Gary Kiemnec
I'm so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, -Bobbie Toth