IN MEMORIAM: Michael J. Klosinski - Director, St. Michael's Laundry

Author: Colleen O'Connor


Michael J. Klosinski, director of St. Michael’s Laundry, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 9.

Klosinski joined the University as director in 2004.  Since that time, he received the Association of Laundry Managers (ALM) Laundry Manager of the Year Award for the Ohio River Valley Chapter four times. He was a three time finalist for National Laundry Manager of the Year and was awarded ALM’s prestigious Heywood Wiley Manager of the Year Award in 2006.

He was an active member of the South Bend community and a founder of the non-profit organization, Youth Wrestling of Michiana.  He leaves behind his wife, Katie, two sons and three grandchildren.

“Mike’s untimely death is heartbreaking for all who knew him. His expertise, dedication and innovation will be a lasting memory for me,” said David Harr, associate vice president for Auxiliary Operations.

Interviewed for an NDWorks article on August 6, Klosinski said the following about St. Michael’s  Laundry: “This is not just a laundry service, this is an art. We are all about quality and our staff is the best.”