Alexandra Jean “Alexa” Olling, 84 of Wanatah, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022. She was born on October 13, 1937 to the late Stanley and Victoria (Zurek) Brudek. She graduated from Clinton Township High School and obtained her B.S. degree at Indiana University Bloomington and her M.S. degree at Valparaiso University, both in Education. Alexa was a proud teacher for over 25 years in various schools throughout the area and retired from Thomas Jefferson Middle School. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso and volunteered at the First Presbyterian Resale Shop. She had a soul for traveling places in Europe such as Poland, Ireland and Russia as well as throughout the United States and Canada. Alexa was fond of Indiana State Parks, working in her yard, being outdoors, playing the piano, dancing Polkas, and quality time with her two favorite grandkids, who affectionately called her “Busia”, and her pets. She will be remembered for her generous heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children: Chris Martel, Tim (Susan) Olling, and Stan (June) Olling; and grandchildren, Victoria and Trenton Olling. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 4-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso’s outdoor pavilion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paws with a Cause.
Sorry to hear of Alexa’s passing. She was a very fine lady and will be missed by all. -Jerry Smoker
So sorry to hear about Alexa. My mother Darlene Beatty and myself, Pam Skaltsas, both enjoyed her so much at the resale shop. She was always so nice to everyone and energetic. -Pam Skaltsas
I read about Alexa’s passing in the paper. I first met her when she’d come by my house to buy eggs. We became quick friends as I don’t think she ever met a stranger. I will miss running into her here and there and hearing her stories. Sweet lady! -Kayla Meyers