Jelacic, Theresa A. "Tessie" Entered God's Eternal Kingdom Sept. 29, 2013, at age 86. Preceded in death by her parents Amalia and Charles and brothers Val (Marie) and Charlie. Sister of Bernadine (Peter) Serra. Special aunt of Jim (Pat), Tom (Deb), Jean, Jerry, Mary (Craig) Koller, Mark (Peg), Pete (Katie), Paul (Amy) and AnnMarie Serra and great-aunt of Christine, Mike, Matt, Johnathan, Caitlin, Ally, Christian, Molly, Jack, Will, Ben, Joe, Nick, Abby, Alex, Madeline and Clara. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9:30 AM until time of mass at 10:30 AM, all at St. Matthias Church, 9306 W. Beloit Rd. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Tessie was a graduate of both Mt. Mary College and McGill University, moving to Alaska in 1965 to work as a registered nurse prior to becoming a longtime elementary school teacher
on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.