Vivian Pesaresi

Obituary of Vivian Ann Pesaresi

Vivian Ann Pesaresi, 78, of Mishawaka, IN (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away with her loving husband by her side on Friday, October 22, 2021.  She was born on May 10, 1943 in Kewanna, IN to the late Henry John and Alice Lorraine [Weller] Montz.  She was a 1961 graduate of Kewanna High School.  On August 26, 1961, Vivian married Daniel J. Pesaresi in Kewanna.  In August of this year, they were blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Ruth’s Chris with their daughter, Anna Maria and their son, Dan, Jr. and his wife, Lisa. 

Vivian was a proud homemaker and strong supporter of her husband’s family business, Winamac Coil Spring.  She hosted numerous parties and gatherings which nurtured a family like atmosphere for the workers and customers of WCS.  Vivian and Daniel enjoyed many winters in Phoenix, AZ.  They enjoyed attending Notre Dame Football games together.  Vivian would always call her son after a win and play the Notre Dame Victory March.   She was a loving and dedicated mother.  She was faithful to attend all of their events and activities over the years.  From band contests to sporting events and everything in-between; she was always there. 

Vivian was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.  As an advocate for higher education, Vivian was proud to hold the title of Fellow at St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, IN.  She enjoyed music, old movies, nature, swimming, bowling, and playing golf. 

Vivian touched so many hearts over the years and leaves behind a legacy of kindness.  She will be dearly missed.

 

She is survived by:

Daniel J. Pesaresi, Sr., Mishawaka, IN Husband

Anna Maria Pesaresi, Mishawaka, IN Daughter

Daniel J. (Lisa) Pesaresi, Jr., Plymouth, IN Son

Marv Koleszar, Seneca, SC Brother-in-law

Renate Montz, Kewanna, IN Sister-in-law

Barbara (Gene) Huber, Winamac, IN Sister-in-law

Terry Pesaresi, Winamac, IN Sister-in-law

Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

Henry John and Alice Lorraine [Weller] Montz, Parents

Victor Montz, Brother

Lillian Koleszar, Sister

Walter and Theresa Pesaresi, In-Laws

Joe Pesaresi, Brother-in-law

 

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EDT Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7 PM EDT Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM EDT Friday, October 29, 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame for the Dujarie House or Raclin Hospice House.

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

 

 

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Thursday
28
October

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States
574-946-3222
Thursday
28
October

Scriptural Wake Service

7:00 pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States
574-946-3222
Friday
29
October

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Friday, October 29, 2021
St. Peter's Catholic Church
N/A
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Burial

St. Peter's Cemetery
St Rd 14 West
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Arrangements are Pending

Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN
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