VALPARAISO, IN - Mark W. Dudkowski, age 62, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Oak Lawn, IL, passed away March 4, 2018. He was a master carpenter, excellent cook, exceptional artist, had a kind soul, great lover of nature and animals, especially his dogs. He had great pride in and love for his family and will be deeply missed.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Shirley Dudkowski; brother, Michael Dudkowski; sister, Yvonne Dudkowski. He is survived by his loving companion of 31 years-Karen Sue Snitchler; brother, Greg Dudkowski; sister, Sherri Dudkowski; nieces, Danielle (Michael) Burt; Chloe Popilchak; great niece and goddaughter, Ella Burt; great nephew, Brady Burt; and the entire Snitchler family.
Friends may visit with Mark's family on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 701 East 7th Street, Hobart. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 356 W 700 N, Valparaiso, with a visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment Graceland Cemetery. www.burnsfuneral.com