Vivian Ann Pesaresi
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Vivian Ann Pesaresi, 78, of Mishawaka (formerly of Winamac) passed away with her loving husband by her on side on Friday, October 22, 2021. She was born on May 10, 1943 in Kewanna to the late Henry John and Alice Lorraine [Weller] Montz. She was a 1961 graduate of Kewanna High School. On August 26, 1961, Vivian married Daniel J. Pesaresi in Kewanna. In August of this year, they were blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Ruth's Chris with their daughter, Anna Maria and their son, Dan, Jr. and his wife, Lisa. Vivian was a proud homemaker and strong supporter of her husband's family business, Winamac Coil Spring. She hosted numerous parties and gatherings which nurtured a family like atmosphere for the workers and customers of WCS. Vivian and Daniel enjoyed many winters in Phoenix, AZ. They enjoyed attending Notre Dame Football games together. Vivian would always call her son after a win and play the Notre Dame Victory March. She was a loving and dedicated mother. She was faithful to attend all of their events and activities over the years. From band contests to sporting events and everything in-between; she was always there. Vivian was a longtime member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac. As an advocate for higher education, Vivian was proud to hold the title of Fellow at St. Joseph College in Rensselaer. She enjoyed music, old movies, nature, swimming, bowling, and playing golf. Vivian touched so many hearts over the years and leaves behind a legacy of kindness. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Pesaresi, Sr. of Mishawaka; two children, Anna Maria Pesaresi of Mishawaka and Daniel J. (Lisa) Pesaresi, Jr. of Plymouth; brother and sister-in-laws, Marv Koleszar of Seneca, SC, Renate Montz of Kewanna, Barbara (Gene) Huber of Winamac, and Terry Pesaresi of Winamac, IN; as well as several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Henry John and Alice Lorraine [Weller] Montz; two siblings, Victor Montz and Lillian Koleszar; her in-laws, Walter and Theresa Pesaresi; and a brother-in-law Joe Pesaresi. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EDT Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7 PM EDT Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM EDT Friday, October 29, 2021 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will take place at St. Peter's Cemetery in Winamac. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church or Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame for the Dujarie House or Raclin Hospice House. Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.