Theresa (Pavlovic) Olszewski

September 11, 1929 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 92)


       On Friday March 25, 2022 with her family by her side Theresa Olszewski a devote Catholic joined her husband and grandson to live free of illness, pain and suffering. Born September, 11, 1929 in Whiting, IN to Martin & Rosa Pavlovic. On September 10, 1949 Theresa married her sweetie Joe and they began their life together in Whiting eventually moving to Chesterton in 1956 where together they raised 5 daughters, and were active members of St. Patrick’s Church. Together they were fortunate to see all their daughters marry and begin families of their own, their union lasted 40 years until Joe’s death in 1989.

       As a young lady Theresa worked at the Whiting Public Library where she learned to repair books, a talent that she would later utilize volunteering at the Westchester Public Library and St. Patrick’s School library. She always made time to volunteer in the church office, pass out prayer books before Sunday mass, often retrieving books left in pews to make sure they were put in their proper place.

       Over the years Theresa traveled to many destinations north, south, east, and west. Being a devoted mother, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 11, Theresa always made time to play games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and thrilled them when she pulled out her giant bubble rope. She crocheted beautiful afghans giving many to her grandkids and great grandkids. Theresa was fortunate to attend high school graduations for all 12 grandchildren and fortunate to attend some of their college graduations and weddings.

Survived by Daughters

Pam (Jack) Cummings, Whiting, IN; Karen (late Jim) Bates, Westville; Charlene (late Wayne) Koziatek, Surprise, AZ; Nancy (Kevin) Anderson, Chesterton; Maureen (Scott) Deno, Brook, IN


Teri(Rob)Borho,Indianapolis; Elizabeth(Patrick) Maslana,Tucson, AZ; Eric(Karen) Koziatek,Chandler, AZ

Jessica Koziatek, Mesa, AZ; Rebecca (Tim) Walsh, Wheatfield, IN;

Philip (Mandi) Anderson, South Jordan, UT; Emily (Josh)Kellogg, Porter;

Michael Anderson, Walla Walla, WA; Joe(Laura) Deno, Zionsville, IN;Aspen (Pat) Klaus, Remington, IN; Chyenne Deno, West Lafayette

Great Grandchildren

Anthony Borho, West Lafayette; Matthew & Rachel Borho, Indianapolis; Ezra Maslana, Tucson,AZ;            

Mia, Brock, & Barrett Koziatek, Chandler, AZ; Julian Anderson, South Jordan, UT;

Cora & Callan Klaus, Remington, IN; Alivia Deno, Zionsville, IN

                                                                Preceded in death

Husband Joe in 1989; Grandson: Jack (Jamie) Cummings III, 2021;

Son-In-Laws: Jim Bates 2010, Wayne Koziatek 2013

Parents, Sister& Brother

Thanks to the staff at Addison Point, Auguste’s Cottage at Valpo Care and Rehab. Facility, and Dunes Hospice for the wonderful care they provided for Theresa.

Visitation 4-7p.m. Thursday at White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton with rosary at 6;  St. Patrick’s Church on Friday April 1 beginning at 9:00 am followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10:00, burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fr. Jerry Schweitzer officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations in Theresa’s name may be made to:

Share Foundation

P.O. Box 400

Rolling Prairie, IN 46371-0400


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March 31, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
White-Love Funeral Home

Chesterton, IN

Mass of Christian Burial
April 1, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
638 N. Calumet Rd.
Chesterton, in 46304

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