Elizabeth Ann Brzezinski
Visitation: Monday, January 16, 2023, at St. Barbara Catholic Church from 11 AM – 1 PM.
Funeral Mass: Monday January 16, 2023, immediately following visitation. Interment will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana.
Elizabeth “Betty” A. Brzezinski, 96, passed away on January 11, 2023, in the Colon, MI area, where she lived for 13 years. Betty was born in East Chicago, Indiana on June 2, 1926, to the late Anna and John Pavlak. She lived for 47 years in East Chicago, IN, where she raised her family, before moving to Highland, IN in 1973.
Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years Marion V. Brzezinski and siblings Patricia, Adolph, Dan, Steve, Mary Theresa, Joseph (Mary) Pavlak, Margaret (Ken) Spry and Gloria (Wolfgang) Scheuermann.
Betty is survived by her three children, Joseph (Vera) of Tuscaloosa, AL, Patricia Hicks of Huntsville, AL, and Michelle (Michael) Zimmerman of Colon, MI, four grandchildren: David (Donna) Brzezinski of Fort Payne, AL, Dianna (Wes) Abold of Glenn, CA, Jon Brzezinski of Tuscaloosa, AL, Luther (fiancée Toni) Hicks of Huntsville, AL and great grandchildren Angel and Tanner Abold, Kathleen Wells with great great grandchildren Aubree, Conner, Dalton and Peyton.
Betty attended Roosevelt High School in East Chicago, IN. Betty had worked at Midwest Steel in Portage, IN and Youngstown Sheet and Tube in East Chicago, Indiana. Betty was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxilary Post #454 in Colon, Michigan and Post #369 in East Chicago, Indiana.
Betty loved her life and activities with her husband and especially enjoyed their dancing. She was so proud of once being crowned King & Queen of the Prom through Zavada Dance Studio, in Calumet City, IL. Betty enjoyed their many family vacations and traveled every state except Washington and Oregon. She was a devout Catholic. Betty was an animal lover and for many years received much joy with her cat “Squeeky”.
Visitation is scheduled from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday January 16, 2023, at St. Barbara Catholic Church at 479 S. Burr Oak Road in Colon, Michigan. A funeral mass will be held immediately following the visitation. Interment will take place at St. John Cemetery in Hammond, IN, on Tuesday January 17, 2023, at 12 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial donations be made to the St. Joseph County Humane Society. Memories and condolences may be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
January 15, 2023 @ 3:20 pm
Dear Michelle and Michael,
We read the obituary online today and just wanted to make sure you know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with all of you!
January 15, 2023 @ 11:47 pm
I am so sorry for you loss. Aunt Betty was my Godmother and I cherish the fond memories from my childhood. This is Rich Scheuermann, son of Gloria. If I was not currently living in California and just now learned of her passing, I would have tried to attend the funeral. Please know my prayers are with you and my dear Aunt Betty.
As a child,we (my sisters and I) used to walk to Wicker Park in Highland during the summer to go swimming. On the way back we used to stop at Betty’s house and she always provided us with watermelon and cooked us a lunch too. Betty was also caring for her mother, our Grandmother. It was great to be able to visit with both our grandmother and aunt at the same time. Betty was always so kind and welcoming. I can still perfectly visualize sitting in her kitchen as she fed us. Her kindness and the care/compassion she showed for her mother was so inspiring. I also recall the conversations with Uncle Marion about our beloved Cubs – Cubs fans needed to console each other.
I feel so blessed and grateful that she was wonderful part of my childhood that I will never forget. Again condolences and prayers.
January 16, 2023 @ 10:17 am
I just learned of the passing of Aunt Betty. Growing up in Munster (her sister Gloria’s son), I always enjoyed my visits to her house in Highland. Her and Marion were so welcoming and kind, always a treat to visit with. And I do recall them being good dancers!
I cherish those times.
Love and prayers to her and her family.
January 16, 2023 @ 1:18 pm
So sorry for your loss, I still miss my Mom very much