Florence Koselke
Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel - Hobart
600 West Old Ridge Road
Hobart, IN
Florence "Florie" Koselke (nee Pustelnik), died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her home in Hobart, IN just 3 days shy of her 89th birthday. She was born on September 15, 1932 the youngest daughter of Charles and Helen (Kalemba) Pustelnik. She is survived by her children: Kathy (John) Nassios of Joliet, IL; Matt (Pam) Koselke of Union, MO; Mary Schrader of Omaha, NE; Kelly (Jim) Larem of Hobart, IN; Cheryl Koselke (Kevin Irby) of S. Chicago Hts., IL; Carol Koselke-Massery of Hobart, IN; Jim (Nancy) Koselke of Hobart, IN; and Diane Koselke (Matt Wittkofski) of Newark, IL. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren: Joshua Wellington; Aaron and Derek Koselke; Andrew (Meghan), Zach and Katie Schrader; Steve, Ed and Joe Larem; Nathaniel Massery; Kevin (Rabia) and Jeremy Koselke; and three great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Jim, who passed away in 2014; her parents Charles and Helen Pustelnik; and her sisters Eleanor Koselke and Gertrude Giantomasso. Florence had children in the Hobart school system for 25 years and for 18 of those years she was a room mother at Liberty School. She was a member of St. Bridget's Church and for many years she served on the church carnival committee. She was a sports fan who loved the Brickies, the Fighting Irish, the Sox, Bears, and Blackhawks. She was a creative woman who loved to knit, crochet, sew, make ceramics and do many other crafts. She and her husband, Jim, enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and taking cruises with their friends. The family wishes to thank VNA Hospice nurses and assistants as well as friends: Diane Mills, Reita Torin, Danielle Young, Monica Deck, Linda Roethler and Jeanette Taylor who helped the family care for their mom at home until she passed. Visitation is Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Rosary service at Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart. Funeral services are Friday, September 24, 2021 beginning with 9:30 a.m. prayers at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart and proceeding to St. Bridget Catholic Church, 107 Main Street, Hobart for a 10:00 a.m. mass of Christian burial with Rev. Benjamin Ross officiating. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery will be private. Call (219) 942-2109 or go online at www.Reesfuneralhomes.com.

Published by Post-Tribune on Sep. 21, 2021.
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So sorry to hear of "mom´s" passing. Another great woman I had the chance to call "mom". All the kids referred to her as mom, and at my first bassarama 40 years she was introduced as mom and I never stopped calling her that all these years. Even more special for me after my own mother died many years ago.
Matt Quebbeman
September 23, 2021
Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. I have never met you, but just last night, I was going through some Koselke family history my Mom had accumulated. She was Rosalie Mack from Wanatah. I remember seeing your name as a source for a lot of the information. Thank you for delving into the Koselke history. Your Mom has joined the family table on the other side. I am sure she was welcomed with open arms. Thinking of you and your family.
Jan Bailey
September 21, 2021
Mary and family, we are so sorry for your lose. Your Mom was always such a fun lady to be around. We always enjoyed their Omaha visits. Remember the great times you had with her
Ken and Sue Schrader
September 19, 2021
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