Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN


Irene L. Dumich

March 28, 1923August 10, 2019

Irene L. Dumich (nee Szafasz), age 96, of Munster, IN passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. She is survived by her two sons; Gene (Joyce) Rachon and Ken (Janice) Rachon; grandson Ken (Sara) Rachon; two granddaughters: Carrie Ann Rachon and Katie Rachon ; great granddaughter Penelope Rachon; sister Alice Lummio; sister in law Shirley Szafasz; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Eugene A. Rachon and Harry Dumich; three brothers: Edwin Szafasz, Richard Szafasz and Chester Szafasz; two sisters: Doris Shaw and Florence Gogolak; and parents: Joseph and Lottie Szafasz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3025 Highway Ave., Highland, IN with Rev. Gregory Bim-Merle officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends are invited to meet with the family Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (prayer service 5:45 p.m.) at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road) Highland, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irene’s loving memory to Our Lady of Grace Outreach Program.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 16, 2019


Irene L. Dumich

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Jan Pupillo

August 15, 2019

I have many fond memories growing up in this large family and celebrating holidays at Grandpa's house, Dupont picnics and lots of laughter...all of which included Aunt Irene. I recall going to Uncle Gene's music store and visiting with Aunt Irene...what entrepreneurs you were! And I remember all the hours Aunt Irene (the realtor) and I spent together looking to purchase my first home in Highland. Her patience and dedication to find the perfect home was remarkable...and she succeeded in doing so! Plus we had a lot of fun spending that time together :) I'm so happy you were able to visit us in Arizona several times...always so wonderful to see you. Heaven is lucky to have you. You will be missed Aunt Irene.
Love you,