Jacquelyn Therese Wooley

October 10, 1954March 30, 2019
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Jacquelyn “Jackie” Therese Wooley, 64, of Fremont, passed away peacefully in her sleep, in her home early Saturday morning, March 30, 2019. Jackie battled and died from complications from a very rare form of Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Systems Atrophy.

Jackie was born in Wyandotte, Michigan October 10, 1954 to Gordon and Frances (Wozniak) Lewandowski. They have preceded her in death. She graduated from Mt Carmel Catholic School in 1972 and had a Bachelors Degree in Education from Western Michigan University and Master’s Degree of Education from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Jackie taught elementary school in Detroit and Allen Park, Michigan, Edon and Blakeslee, Ohio and the bulk of her 37-year teacher career for MSD of Steuben County, various grades at Hendry Park and Carlin Park schools.

On November 20, 1982, Jackie married and is survived by Fred John Wooley. Also surviving is their son Joseph (Krista) Wooley, sister, Judy (Tom) Winkler, brother, Rick (Betsy) Lewandowski, brothers-in-law Frank (Joan) Wooley, Gary (Rhonda) Wooley, ten nephews and nieces, 13 great nephews and nieces.

Jackie was an ardent knitter, voracious reader, and wonderful baker. She served on the Fremont Public Library Board of Directors and guided a monthly book club. She enjoyed the outdoors and shared a love of nature with her husband and family. She liked the simple things in life, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first robin, redwing, and eastern phoebe. She enjoyed watching her Baltimore orioles with coffee from the back deck and watching snowfalls from the kitchen windows. Jackie was quiet, gentle, and very spiritual, loving her Catholic faith, church, and Polish heritage.

She loved her teacher colleagues, family, and friends. Her number one favorite job was that of mother of their son, Joseph. She was quick to help anyone with a project or provide baked goods, hesitant to ask for help when stumped. She was a fighter when it came to her disease and supported fellow fighters at the YMCA Rock Steady Boxing Program.

Calling will be Sunday, April 7 from 2pm to 5pm, with a short prayer service at 5pm, at Beams Funeral Home, 200 West Toledo Street, Fremont, Indiana. A funeral Mass will occur at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee Street, Angola, Indiana, at 11am, April 8. Calling will also take place in the church foyer one hour prior to Mass.

Memorials are to Father Solanus Capuchin Mission, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 700 West Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703, or to RSB Steuben County YMCA, 500 East Harcourt Drive, Angola, IN 46703.


  • Father Solanus Capuchin Mission
  • St. Anthony's Catholic Church
  • RSB Steuben County YMCA


  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Prayer Service Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Additional Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 8, 2019

Jacquelyn Therese Wooley

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Kathy and Bill Shuman

April 9, 2019

What a treasure Jackie was! Her smile brightened any setting. What an awesome Christian witness. We are so sorry for your loss Fred and Joseph. Loved all the pictures you shared.... Hugs, Kathy and Bill

Donna Hanna

April 8, 2019

Dear Fred, Joseph and family,
My heart feels heavy hearing of Jackie's journey to heaven. Just seeing you at the "show" a week earlier and speaking to her, makes my heart break. You were blessed to have her for the time that you did. My condolences and heart felt hugs go to you all.

Julie Stevens

April 7, 2019

I was very fortunate to work with Jackie for many years. She was always so gentle, kind and generous. She made me want to be a better person. I always thought of her as an angel on Earth.
We were enjoying a lovely lunch in June about 8 years ago. Our summer lay before us with endless possibilities. I will so miss Jack.

David Wesolowicz

April 6, 2019

I'm sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. My condolences to Fred, Joseph, family and friends. I attended Mt. Carmel grade school with Jackie and sat next to her for all of 8th grade. We had the best time that year. We found that we both loved "I Love Lucy" and "The Wild Wild West" TV shows and would eagerly talk about each episode.

Reading about Jackie's life, she became every bit of the wonderful person I thought she would.

Betsy Connolly

April 6, 2019

Jackie & Betsy dancing to “My Girl” at Joseph & Krista’s wedding!

Connie Bruski

April 4, 2019

Thank you for coming back into my life, dear cousin. I remember your visits to Gramma and Grampa's, your sweetness always. Rest easy now.
Fred and Joseph, thinking of you and wishing you peace.

Carl Yarger

April 3, 2019

Although only a short aquaintance, Jackie has left a undeniable positive encouragement and memory in my life. Heaven has recieved another gem. Fred you are a special man indeed with your love and support you displayed to all who witnessed it. May God comfort you and your family as Jackie’s fellow fighters fight on in her honor!

Patrick & Dianne Gentis

April 3, 2019

Dear Fred & family: we're sorry to hear of your loss. You've always been special people to us. We will be praying for you.

Debbie Kozlowski

April 3, 2019

My condolences to Fred, Joseph and all of the family. I was so saddened to hear about jackie’s passing. We went to Mt. Carmel grade school and high school together. We had lost contact through the years but from messages here she had the same spirit, passions, and great smile through her life! Back then she loved her dog crypto, the Detroit tigers, the Boston Celtics and motown especially the temptations! Rest In Peace my friend. 💙😇

Barbara Ogle

April 3, 2019

Recently I had the pleasure of interacting with Jackie and the smile on her face said, I AM HAPPY! She made my day.