Info from Obituary of Kathleen Olszewski October 2011

Put in PAF 18 Oct 2011 by John L. Inman


HAVRE DAILY NEWS Monday, October 17, 2011


Kathleen Olszeski

Published: Monday, October 17th, 2011

Kathleen Olszeski, 93, of Hogeland, a housewife, passed away Oct. 12, 2011, due to natural causes.

Funeral services will be on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at 10 a. m. at St. Thomas Big Flat Catholic Church. Burial immediately follow in the Wing Cemetery. Arrangements are made by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.


GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Sunday, October 16, 2011


Kathleen E. Olszewski - Kathleen Elaine Olszewski, 93, of Havre, died of natural causes Wednesday, Oct. 12, at a Havre hospital.

A rosary service is 7 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. Her funeral is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Hogeland.

Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook is handling arrangements.

Kathleen was born to Eda and Elmer Leinan on Sept. 17, 1918. She spent her childhood years in North Dakota and Montana. She is a graduate of Hogeland High School. In 1936, she married Adrian Olszewski. They had four children.

Kathleen and Adrian lived on their farm in Hogeland until moving to Eagles Manor in Havre in 1996. While raising their family in Hogeland, Kathleen worked for the school district as clerk. She was also the assistant postmistress. She and Adrian enjoyed camping with family and friends, and had a lot of adventures in their motor home. Kathleen crocheted afghans for all of her family, and did exquisite needlepoint and embroidery. She won many blue ribbons at the Blaine County Fair. Kathleen's talents didn't stop there. She made slippers and embroidered dish towels, too. Kathleen also was a wonderful cook and baker. Her cakes were well-known. Interested in history and genealogy, Kathleen was instrumental in the History of the Big Flat. She compiled family history books for the Leinan and Olszewski families.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian; son Edward; daughter-in-law Rita; sister Artis; and brother Elder. She is survived by sons Joe (Karen), and Clarence and daughter Elaine (Hugh) Hutton; and a sister, Violet Coker of Stanwood, Wash.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on October 16, 2011