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Theresa J. (Russo) Christy

December 10, 1943 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 78)


Theresa J. Christy, age 78, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Froedert Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI. 

Theresa was born on December 10, 1943, to Joseph and Mary (Sierra) Russo in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Balboa High School with the class of 1961. After high school, Theresa moved to Joliet, Illinois, where she worked for Dun & Bradstreet in Chicago. She raised her son, Thomas. On October 20, 1978, Theresa was united in marriage to the love of her life, John Christy. Theresa worked for many years at Transit Warehouse as office manager. Later, in 1993, she worked with the Santa Fe Railroad in customer service in Topeka, Kansas. Theresa retired from the railroad in 2008. 

After retirement, Theresa spent free time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She always looked forward to the quality time that she would get to spend with her family around the holidays. 

Theresa was the president of the PTA in Joliet, Illinois, when Thomas was in school, and president of the Will County Traffic Club. She also taught CCD at Mary Magdeline Catholic School in Joliet. 

Theresa is survived by her loving husband, John; son, Thomas (Kim) Olson Jr.; grandchildren, Thomas Olson III, Zachary (Trista) Webster, Alexander Webster, and Ireland (Brevin) Scholten; great-grandchildren, Thomas Olson IV and Joelle Webster; sister, Marie Eddy; and other relatives and friends. 

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary; and sister-in-law, Garnet (Louis) Rushton-Macey. 

Following Theresa’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. 

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