Telesila "Teta" (Hadzidakis) Yustwan

Born: Sun., Oct. 28, 1928
Died: Tue., Apr. 18, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 27, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location


6:30 PM Thu., Apr. 27, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 28, 2017
Location: Saint Andrews Greek Orthodox Church

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 Telesila “Teta” Yustwan
October 28, 1928 – April 18, 2017

Telesila “Teta” Yustwan, 88, of Granger peacefully passed away and lifted to the Lord Tuesday, April 18th at home surrounded by her loving and dedicated family. Telesila was born October 28, 1928 in Canea, Crete Greece to the late Dr. Apostolos and Eleftharia Hadzidakis. Telesila grew up and was educated in Athens Greece where she met Robert Yustwan while he was serving in the US Army during World War II. On April 13, 1947 in South Bend, Telesila married the love of her life Robert W. Yustwan preceding her in death September 14, 2007 aned happily married for 60 Years. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Marika Karabine and brother, Nickkolas Hadzidakis both of Athens Greece. She is survived by her loving daughters, Roberta “Bobbie” VanOsdal (Warren) of Granger and Linda Mikulak (Michael) of Ocala, FL; a brother, Symeon Hadzidakis of Athens, Greece, nieces and nephews,  Charles (Cathy) Niblick, and Bill Niblick of South Bend, Vicki Hill, of California, and extended family in Chicago, Lafayette & Florida.
Telesila proudly became an American Citizen in 1949. With a trilingual background, quickly pursued her Passion in the Medical Field anchored from her Love & Compassion to help others. Continuing her Education, Telesila’s Career began at Memorial Hospital then the South Bend Clinic where she was employed over 40 years as a highly valued Phlebotomist and Lab Tech, retiring in 1992. Talent and expertise throughout her career achieved special requests from patients and doctors for “Teta only”.
Telesila’s special gift was when she loved, she loved with all her heart, commitment and dedication, the gift she taught her family & they hold dearly. She most of all loved spending time with her daughters and sons-in-law. Having fun playing Backgammon for hours, she Loved winning, part of her competitive & vivacious spirit.
Telesila loved traveling to large metropolitan cities, fashion, fun and beautiful manicures. Florida was special, walking and spending time at nature centers socializing and most recently simply being close, hugging and holding hands with the ones she loved. Her electrifying, vivacious and witty personality left everyone feeling loved and special, never to forget her.
Serving in The Daughters of Penelope for years, a philanthropic endeavor of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society. Her faith in Jesus Christ and God gave her daily Joy.
Telesila will be surely be missed and remembered in love and spirit.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., where a Trisagion prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 28th in St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 52455 N. Ironwood Rd. with Rev. George Konstantopoulos officiating. Committal services and burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger
Memorial contributions in Telesila’s name may be made to the Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545 or St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 52455 Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN, 46635. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Telesila's memory to the following organizations:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church
52455 North Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN, 46635

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Elizabeth Waetzig
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Chad and Liz Waetzig and girls.

Dear Bobbie and Warren, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. She left this world knowing she was well loved by you and others. Be well, The Waetzig's and Williams

Barbara & Ezekiel Wadley
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ms. Yustwan. She was such a vibrant and high-spirited person. We bought the house from her and Mr. Yustwan on Bellewooood Dr. and it came with so much love and best wishes. May she R.I.H.

Carol Grontkowski
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Dear Linda and Bobbie,

I was sad to hear of your mother's passing. Teta touched so many lives with her gentle care and compassion she showed patients over the years. All who knew her admired her beauty, quick wit and the wonderful way she made people feel when they were with her.

She will be sorely missed,


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