Joanne Svetich, “nee Eckstrom”, 78 passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Joanne was born October 29, 1942 in Chicago, IL. Proceded in death by her parents, Harold and Rachel (Virdo) Carlson, along with her husband John A. Svetich, Jr., brother Daniel Battista, and sister Carol Carlson. On September 16, 1961 she married John A. Svetich, Jr. in Gary, IN. Joanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. Surviving are her children John (Beth) Svetich, Jeanine Windsor, Jim (Kim) Svetich all of Valparaiso, and Joellyn (Rich) Aytes of Swanton, OH. eight grandchildren; Johnny, Nick, Jessica, Nate, Cody, Kayla, Jimmy and Colton. Five great grandchildren. Her siblings Rick Carlson of Charlotte, NC, Judy Purdy of Clermont, FL, Toni (Harold) Barkley of Valparaiso, Cheryl (Bill) Rehnert of Dallas, TX, Jenny (Mark) Rountree of Tybee Island, GA and Christine Carlson of Biloxi, MS. Joanne was a longtime member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Hobart High School class of 1960 in addition to a proud Purdue Clown School graduate. Her biggest joy in life was her family. Visitation will be Sunday, March 7, 2021, 3 to 7 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso, IN. and Monday March 8, 2021, 9 to 10 AM at the church. A Funeral Mass will be at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Valparaiso. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Jude’s.
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