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Services Saturday for Susan (Klisiak) Bolla

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Susan (Klisiak) Bolla, age 70 of Porter, IN passed away on Sunday, December 29,2019 in Michigan City, IN. She was born on October 19, 1949 in Hammond, IN to Eugene and Jeanette (Bell) Klisiak.

Susan is survived by her mother, Jeanette; husband John Bolla; daughters, Jennifer (Keith) Davison and Rachael (Tracey) Callaway; brothers Eugene Klisiak Jr. and Jeffrey Klisiak; sisters, Nancy (Leonard) Ostrowski and Anita (Robert) Budny; grandchildren, Jack, Andrew and Lucas Davison, Madison, Ryan, Ben and Alyssa Callaway; sisters-in-law, Roseanne Zimmerman and Barbara (Fred) Kaczmarek; best friend, Barb Williams and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and sister Diana Robinson.

Susan graduated from Bishop Noll High School, class of 1967, and earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Purdue University. She was a nurse for over 40 years and was passionate about helping others. Susan was married to the love of her life John for over 48 years. She was an avid tandem bicyclist, piano player, gardener and garage sale enthusiast. She enjoyed expressing her love through her arts and crafts like cross stitch, stained glass, jewelry making and most of all quilting. She was a Eucharistic minister at St. Patrick and St. Annís Catholic churches. Susan was caring, positive, loving and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She could light up a room with the most sincere, infectious, hearty laugh, that will be sorely missed. To the people who knew her, Susan was an Angel on earth that has now returned to Heaven.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Father Nate Edquist officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Online condolences may be made to the family at



Posted 12/31/2020




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