Photo: Andrea/Gulias/Minooka/1943-2021

Andrea A. (Rygiewicz) Gulias of Minooka passed away in her home on Thursday November 25, 2021, with her husband and family by her side.

Born on October 03, 1943, in Chicago, Il she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Jean Rygiewicz.  She grew up on the south side of Chicago in the area of Colfax Avenue and attended the schools in the neighborhood.   On June 17, 1965, she married Max Gulias in Chicago, celebrating 56 years of marriage.  For a short period of time they lived in Chicago, then moved out to South Holland for most of their married life then moving to Minooka in 2008.

Andrea loved her family especially her grandchildren which she adored.  It was her grandchildren that brought her and Max to Minooka.  Andrea was able to babysit every day and watch her grandchildren get on the school bus.  She was truly a “school volunteer mom”, a “Hockey mom” and a “grandma”.  And a diehard Cubs fan! Andrea loved to travel with her husband Max. They traveled to London several times and enjoyed cruises to various vacation destinations.

Surviving are her children; Kim (Dan) Wittenkeller of Minooka, Stephen Gulias of Indiana and Max Gulias of Chicago.  Her loving grandchildren; Danny “Boo”, Luke “Lukey”, Hunter and Max Gulias, Jacob Cartwright and Lindsey Bennett.  One brother Robert Rygiewicz .

She was preceded in death by one sister Lorraine Flood.

Visitation for Andrea will be Wednesday December 1, 2021, from 9:00 am to 11:15 am at which time prayers will be said in the U. C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 W. Washington St. Morris.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon in St. Mary Catholic Church in Minooka with Father Tuan officiating.  Burial will take place 2:00 pm in Abraham National Cemetery in Elwood.

An online guestbook has been created for the family, where you may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs.  You may visit our website at  Arrangements have been entrusted with the U. C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 West Washington Street, Morris, Illinois 60450.