Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN


Tamara Stasiak Cox

February 19, 1945February 28, 2020

Tamara Stasiak Cox, age 75, passed away February 28, 2020, six weeks after surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. She was born in Salzburg, Austria to Alexandra and Josef Stasiak and came to the United States in 1950. Tamara was a graduate of Washington High School in East Chicago and was formerly employed by Inland Steel. Her Christian faith was very strong. She went on nine mission trips to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and African countries of Ghana and Tanzania as well as New Orleans. Tamara's passion in life was supporting numerous charities. She enjoyed faith based music and books, crafts and crocheting blankets for those in need. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joseph J. and Edward and husband, Robert Dowling of Hammond. She is survived by loving sister and caregiver, Jeannie (Richard) Schmidt and sister, Anne (Stefan) Skotnicki; nieces, Jillian Stasiak, Lauren Schmidt, Desiree Skotnicki and Camille Garbe; nephews, Stephen Schmidt and Nathan Skotnicki and many dear friends. Prior to surgery, Tamara said that God would heal her either here on earth or in heaven and she is fine with either one. She is now healed and rejoicing with the Lord. A private service was held by the family at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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Barbara Rudd

March 6, 2020

A beautiful tribute of Tamara. Jeannie and Richard, you were very dedicated to Tamaras well being. You both cared deeply for your sister. I'm sure she knew and appreciated that you were always there for her in good and bad times.
Our deepest condolences to your family. Hugs, and prayers always.
Barb and Dale

Vicky Nikolich

March 6, 2020

I worked at Brentwood in the dining room until 2017.Tammy was a joy.She knew what she wanted and never backed down for anything or anyone. Admirable! Not only a resident but became my friend R.I.P Dear Friend!!a