Mary H. Sikorski, 70 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Sunday, November 5, 2023. She was born December 20, 1952, in Gary, IN to the late John and Marie (Coughlin) Hecimovich. Mary proudly made her career as a Registered Nurse, beginning at Porter Memorial Hospital in surgery, then working with the VNA of Valparaiso for 20 years, and retiring after serving for 15 years as the school nurse at Valparaiso High School, where she was beloved by the students and student aides who assisted her. Mary loved reading, going to the Dunes, and perfecting her excellent baking skills. She was also an active member at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso. Mary was an organized and thoughtful woman, both traits that served her well in her professional and personal life. She will be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humor that could make anyone laugh. Mary was a loving and devoted wife and mother, who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
On April 29, 1989, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Mary married the love of her life, Pete Sikorski, who survives, along with their daughter, Colleen Sikorski, of Los Angeles, CA; her brother, John (Joyce) Hecimovich of TX; four sisters and one brother; nephews: Patrick Jalk and Ryan Hecimovich; along with many other nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, 2610 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, with a memorial service beginning at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, 1859 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46385.
You have been, and continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers throughout Mary's illness and her passing. She had a smile and a friendly word for everyone she met. I was so blessed to have known her and to be able to enjoy simple things with her - like picnicking at the gazebo or driving along the lake shore. I also enjoyed working and visiting with her during book club meetings and workshops. She will definitely be missed. With deepest sympathy, Terry Diedrich
Deepest Sympathies on your loss of a wonderful lady. I had the privilege of knowing her at Trinity Lutheran and later at the VNA. -Arlene Gross
I knew Mary through our book club. She was a wonderful person, always helpful and happy. She was taken way too soon by this terrible illness. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. She will always be remembered. -Nancy Teller
Sorry to hear about your mom. Mary was the best RN at Valparaiso high school she was my daughters nurse there. She was a sweetheart and she cared about her school kids. -LeAnne Crull