A funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taft Ward,  located on the corner of Church and A Streets on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

SUSAN R. WISNIEWSKI
September 20, 1951 – July 22, 2010

A funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taft Ward,  located on the corner of Church and A Streets on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery located at 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin, at 1:15 p.m.  Mrs. Wisniewski was born in San Pedro on September 20, 1951 the only child of parents, Kenneth and Nadine Akers,  and passed away in Maricopa on July 22, 2010. When she was born she received too much oxygen which eventually caused her blindness at the age of ten.  She had been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since she was eight years old, the only member of her family to join the church.  Mrs. Wisniewski attended and graduated from Aviation High School and Cal State Dominguez.  She worked as a contract monitor for the City of Torrance.  She met Walt at the Redondo Beach Singles Ward in 1979 and they were married in the Los Angeles Temple in 1980. They moved to Maricopa in 1980.  She was a volunteer at the Red Cross and was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.  She was a ham radio operator and her call sign was N6EKE.  She also taught the blind how to operate a ham radio and how to pass the exam in braille.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, music, camping and her birds.  She played the piano and the organ.  She became solely independent from her seeing eye dog when she moved to Maricopa.  She was very organized and extremely proficient on the computer.  She was the business owner of Modular Electronics.  She made Toriod Retainers and was one of only two companies in the world to do so.  She had received many awards from the military for doing this.  She held several callings at church and was an expert on food storage.  She also would help take supplies down to Mexico for three orphanages.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Nadine Akers.  She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Walter Wisniewski of Maricopa; and by her step-children, Michael Paul Wisniewski of Minnesota and Jennifer Ferize of Minnesota.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  www.ericksonandbrown.com