Theresa Milewski (nee Gawel)
Age 72, loving wife of Robert Milewski who preceded her in death. She kept his shoes by the front door as a tribute to him and a symbol that she was waiting to be reunited with him. Theresa died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 after a short battle with Covid-19. The family appreciates her medical team, and all of the medical personnel for their care to the sick, despite the dangers and risk.
Theresa was born in Amburg, Germany. The only daughter of Frank and Helen Gawel and was raised in the back of the yards. The early years of her marriage took her to the Phillipines when her husband Bob was in the United States Air Force. Afterwards, they made their home in Bolingbrook. Theresa taught for many years in the Catholic School System and retired from Holy Family School in Shorewood.
Theresa was unwavering in her love for her son, Kyle, and her granddaughter, Aria was the joy of her life. She will also be missed by her brothers: Bruno (the late Mary Ann, the late Joyce) Gawel, Zenon (Georgene) Gawel, and Joe (Dolores) Gawel, as well as her nieces and nephews and their children, who she enjoyed at family gatherings.
We all loved Theresa and appreciated her dedication to her parents. As the only daughter, so much fell on her shoulders, and she never complained. We can learn from Theresa, which no matter what life throws at us, we can trust in Our Lord. Her faith was steadfast and now she enjoys her eternal reward with all who preceded her, especially her sweetheart, Bob.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 600 North Brook Forest Drive in Shorewood at 11:00 a.m. Following mass a private interment will be held and Theresa will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.