Kathleen Anne Neis, 81 of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023. She was born July 27, 1941 in Glen Cove, NY to John and Mary (Pisarski) Zabielski. Kathy was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Center, Valparaiso. Well known for her cheesecakes, she enjoyed cooking, baking, and reading. Most of all, Kathy cherished time spent with family. Family always came first. Kathy was such a warm, loving, kind woman with a fun personality. Her beautiful smile lit up any room she entered. The world is a better place because Kathy was in it. She will be missed beyond measure.
On May 19, 1962, Kathy married John F. Neis who survives along with their children, Mary Lynn (Mike) Wirtes, Lisa Neis, and Scott (Shelley) Neis; grandchildren, Hayden and Hyatt Neis, Jamie (Drew) Buchanan, Michael (Linissa) Wirtes, and Dani (Tony) Erickson; great grandchildren, Reagan, Brooke, Keegan, Kenzie, Jase, and Jessa; and her siblings, Helen Zabielski and John (Marie) Zabielski. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant twins, James and Christina; and sister, Joan Zabielski.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Memorial Service beginning at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to South Central Pop Warner or LaPorte Little Theatre Club.
Our hearts are broken - We feel great sadness for your loss. We hope to get together to celebrate Kathy's life, We miss you all. Love, -Uncle John and Aunt Marie Zabielski
Mrs. Neis was one of the sweetest people that I’ve ever known. Spending time at their house with my best friend Scott was always a happy time for me. Best wishes to the entire Neis family. I know this, heaven will definitely be clean and dust free with her there. -Eric Jamrok
I was very fortunate to have Kathy as my Aunt & what a Aunt. All the memories that will never be forgotten. I will cherish all the laughs, hugs ( nothing like a Aunt Kathy hug to make you feel better) & kissess, which there were many. -Jan Ramirez
Sorry for your loss. Cherish all the good times. -Beverly Johnson