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Obituary for Eleanor 'Ellie' Lesich

Eleanor (Ellie) Dykiel Lesich, born January 3, 1918, passed from this earth Saturday, September 2, 2017 at St Anthony Village. She was born in East Chicago, Indiana and lived most of her adult Life in Dyer, Indiana. Eleanor was married to the late Joseph (Joe) Lesich and was the beloved mother of Larry (Jeanette) Lesich of St. John. She is also survived by three grandchildren, David (Denise) Lesich of Merrillville; Laura (Greg) Foster of Peoria, Illinois; and Kristen (Matt) Tusing of Alexandria, Virginia. She was the wonderful Great-grandma of Morgan and Emily Lesich, Jay and Andy Foster, and Levi and Ellie Tusing. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Joe, parents, Michael and Josephine (Trumpka) Dykiel, brothers Ervin Zole, Michael Dykiel Jr., Victor Dykiel, and Edward Dykiel and one sister Julia Mista. Eleanor was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dyer and worked for many years at Kahler Middle School. She was proud to be a first generation American and loved telling her children about the history of her family. She was known for her excellent cooking, contagious laugh, and love for her family. Friend and family are invited to visit at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St in Dyer, IN on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 beginning with prayers at 10:00 AM at the funeral home for a 10:30 AM Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, US 30 Dyer. At rest Chapel Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to St. Anthony Village, Crown Point. A very special thank you to the staff of St. Anthony Village who made Grandma Lesich feel so loved.

Visitation at funeral home:
1920 Hart Street Dyer, IN 46311
Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:00 PM

Pre-Service Prayers:
1920 Hart Street Dyer, IN 46311
Friday, September 8, 2017 10:00 AM

Funeral Mass:
440 Joliet Street Dyer, IN 46311
Friday, September 8, 2017 10:30 AM
Burial to follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery


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