Michael KORNAFEL Obit Feb. 27, 2011
Michael KORNAFEL was born Oct. 25, 1921 in East Chicago, Indiana.
His parents were: Danko (Dan) KORNAFEL
Tatianna (Tanka) CIURA/CSURA/CHURA
(found spelled all three ways in various family records)
Both Daniel and Tanko were born in Preluki, Ukraine, Galicia.
His siblings were: Anna, Mary and Steve KORNAFEL
Michael KORNAFEL married my mother Martha Joan POLK. This was her second marriage. Her first marriage was to William
Children of Martha and Wm. Balog: Patricia and Cheryl BALOG
Michael KORNAFEL adopted Patricia and Cheryl when they were
Michael and Martha KORNAFEL had children: Michael Clark and
Marcia Michelle KORNAFEL.
He was a wonderful father figure and loving husband to my
Towards the end of his life he suffered from diabetes, high
blood pressure, stroke and dementia. He suffered a broken
hip. His pain became increasingly worse. He died in
He was indeed a father to me.