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Obituary for Olga Chorolec (Zmaha)

Olga was born in Poltava, Ukraine in 1928. She survived the Holodomor as a child and communism in her mid-years. In 1949, along with her parents Olexie and Marta Zmaha, she emigrated to the US from a displaced person camp in Germany in 1949. In that camp she met her husband, Michael Chorolec and after emigration to the US, they married in New Jersey. Michael and Olga were blessed with three beautiful children, Walter born in New Jersey (deceased) and Lilly and Helen in Minneapolis. While raising her children, Olga became involved in the Ukrainian community in Minneapolis. She had a passion for the arts and shared her passion by teaching literature, grammar and penmanship at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Saturday School. She participated and directed several plays and was known for her gift of bringing life to a poem or piece of literature though her lyrical voice and masterful presentation. Preceded in death by husband, Michael Chorolec; son, Walter Chorolec & parents, Olexie & Marta Zmaha. Survived by daughters, Lilly Chorolec (George) & Helen Chorolec. Visitation at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH CHAPEL (1918 University Ave. NE) Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 4-7 PM with Vigil Prayers (Panachyda) at 5 PM. Funeral service at ST. MICHAEL’S & ST. GEORGE’S UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (505 NE 4th St.) Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Please come and bid farewell to this warm, loving, gentle soul.