Alice E. Karesh, age 79 of Goshen and previously a longtime resident of Syracuse, passed away on January 10, 2023 at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Wood Dale, IL on February 5, 1943, Alice was the daughter of John and Mildred (Bunnell) Oie. She spent 24 years of her life working for the Postal Office, she also worked at Maple Leaf Farms, Wawasee Electronics and Pilcher's Shoe Store.
Alice was incredibly loving, kind, smart and patient. She enjoyed quilting, crochet, bowling, reading, cooking and baking. The family loved her cinnamon rolls and lemon chicken. Alice loved her family, adored her grandchildren and animals, especially her dog Chocolate. She was a member of Syracuse Church of God and had a strong faith in the Lord.
Married to Milton Karesh on April 29, 1961. Alice and Milton spent more than 61 years together, sharing many happy memories. Also surviving with memories to cherish are two daughters, Elaine (Alan) Hancock of Vincennes, Joy (Mark) Heldreth of Warsaw and two sons, John (Jennifer) Karesh of Zionsville and Jim Karesh of South Bend; seven grandchildren: Aubrey (Chase) Trueblood, Rachel Hancock, Stephen (Karli) Hancock, Karena Hancock, Brooke Karesh, Paige Karesh and Jackson Karesh; six great-grandchildren: Timothy, Isaiah, Anthony, Aengus, Owen and Olivia; sisters, Lois Sakkas and Kay (Keith) Hellem; sisters-in-law, JoAnn (Jesse) Hunt and Sylvia (Stephen) Yoder; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in passing by her parents and granddaughter, Grace Karesh.
Titus Funeral Home of Syracuse is entrusted with Alice's care. Visitation will be held in the Owen Chapel, 1001 South Huntington Street, Syracuse on Monday, January 16, 2023 from 3p.m. to 6 p.m. A Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11 a.m; burial follows the services at Syracuse Cemetery.
Those who wish to make a donation in honor of Alice may give gifts to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 S 325 East, Pierceton, IN 46562. To send condolences to the family, visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com