(Nee Flynn) Norb’s wife, best friend and our mom received her angel wings on June 1, 2018 at the age of 87 after suffering for seven years from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Youngest of four children born to James and Lillian Flynn. Attended Holy Rosary, Merton Grade, Hartland High School and The Layton School of Art. Was married in a blue suit September 1, 1951 at St. Francis Xavier Chapel Camp LeJeune, NC. Loved Lake Keesus, enjoyed fishing, swimming, canoeing, skating and cross county skiing. Appreciated books, movies, plays and displaying fresh flowers from her gardens.
Whether watching Jeopardy, golfing at Lake Side, bowling at Perrigo’s or teaching the fine art of spoons, kick the can, badminton, croquet & poker, her beautiful green Irish eyes were always smiling.
Special thanks to the members of St. Charles who visited and brought communion and her caregivers at Autumn Bay and Hometown Hospice.
Survived by her husband of nearly 67 years Norb; children Beth (Bill) Rounds, Appleton, John (Cindy) O’Leske, Hartland and David O’Leske, Fox Lake; grandchildren Zach (Laura) Polaske, Anne (Andrew) Forbes, Tom Polaske, Jake (Pam) O’Leske, Sam O’Leske and Adam O’Leske; great grandchildren Vivian & Mack Polaske and Felix Forbes. Further survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Pat and Jimmy, sister Mickey Landwehr, daughter Dianne O’Leske (formerly Polaske), and kindred spirit and life long friend Mary Anne Sheely Tierney.
Visitation at St. Teresa of Calcutta in North Lake, Wednesday, June 6 from 10AM until the Funeral Mass at 11AM followed by interment in St. Clare Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Maryknoll Missions or St. Vincent de Paul would be appreciated.