Obituaries

Beverly Ann Straight

Beverly Ann Straight, 78, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her home.   Beverly was born on May 22, 1942 in Iowa, to Darrell and Bonita (Teager) Hale.   In 1961, she ...

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Dolly May Gibson

Dolly May Gibson, 78, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Friday, January 22, 2021.   Dolly was born May 25, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Bud and Dorothy (Smith) Farmer.   ...

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Floyd VanDusen

Floyd VanDusen, 68, of Rolling Prairie, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Fountainview Terrace - Golden Living Center, La Porte.   Floyd was born on September 3, 1952 in La Porte...

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Charles Robert "Charlie Tuna" Behrendt

Charles Robert "Charlie Tuna" Behrendt, 74, of Knox, Indiana passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021.   Charlie was born October 29, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Bernard an...

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Nancy (O'Connor/O'Neill) Schindler

Nancy (O'Connor/O'Neill) Schindler, November 10, 1929 – January 15, 2021   Born on her parent's farm in Pulaski County, Indiana, she was predeceased by her father Edw...

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Raymond R. Williams

Raymond R. Williams, 92, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021.    He was born on December 21, 1928, to Russell and Irene (Adler) Williams.   Ray was ...

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Timothy Albert Pieszchala

Timothy Albert Pieszchala, 63, of Spring Branch, Texas (formerly of La Porte, IN) passed away on January 19, 2021, with his wife by his side, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.   Tim w...

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Jerome "Jerry" George Jozwiak

Jerome "Jerry" George Jozwiak, 78, of Rolling Prairie, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.   Jerry was born on May 2, 1942 in La Porte, IN, t...

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Chester Ronald Cavinder

Chester Ronald Cavinder, 78, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at VNA Hospice Center of Valparaiso, after a long, hard battle with cancer.   Chester was born on December...

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Christopher Michael Bangs

Christopher Michael Bangs, 28, of Rochester, MN, formerly of La Porte, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Mayo Clinic.      Christopher was born on August 16, 1992 to ...

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Vincent Richard Shortt

Vincent Richard Shortt, 82, of Rolling Prairie, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.   Vincent was born on February 7, 1938 in Windber, PA,...

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James "Jim" A. Perz

James “Jim” A. Perz, 83, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021.   Jim was born December 1, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Alex and Sherry (Rumbakowsk...

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Sharon J. Eskridge

Sharon J. Eskridge, 84, of La Porte, IN, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021, at Miller's Health and Rehab in New Carlisle, IN.   She was born September 17, 1936, in Shelby, Indiana, t...

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Arthur Benjamin Kidder (Updated)

Arthur Benjamin Kidder, 98, of La Porte, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family, longtime caregivers, Eric and Sandra Kidder.   Arthur was born on Apr...

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Judith McCay

Judith McCay, 73, Michigan City, Indiana, was taken by God on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:20 am in Life Care Center of Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana. Private family services will be co...

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Phyllis A. Daehn

Phyllis A. Daehn, 72, Michigan City, IN, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:11 am in Northwest Health-Porter, Valparaiso, IN. A celebration of life services will be observed on her birthday,...

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Kimberly Ann Handy

Kimberly Ann Handy, 63, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at her home.      Kimberly was born in Minneapolis, MN, on July 7, 1957, to Dean and Julia (Har...

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Don Krcilek

Don Krcilek, 84, of Loveland, Colorado, formerly of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021.   Don was born April 7, 1936 in La Porte, Indiana to the late Gerald and Jenny (...

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John William Adams

John William Adams, 73, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home.      John was born in South Bend, IN on July 28, 1947 to Herman and Lois (Palmer)...

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Jackie Gonser

Jackie Gonser, 64, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:37 am in Franciscan Health - Michigan City from complications of COVID-19. Due to COVID-19, private...

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Edward L. Haverstock

Edward L. Haverstock, 76, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday January 13, 2021 at his home in La Porte with his wife Angeline by his side.   He was born January 13, 1945 in La Porte...

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John Michael Okrzesik

John Michael Okrzesik, 81, of La Porte, IN passed from this life on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Northwest Hospital La Porte.   John was born March 25, 1939, in La Porte, Indiana, to Fran...

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Ronald L. Padgett

Ronald L. Padgett, 80, of La Porte, passed away January 14, 2021 at Northwest Health, La Porte.    Ron was born April 17, 1940 to the late Gerald and Naomi (Matthews) Padgett.  On...

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Lois L. Wildhart

Lois L. Wildhart, 95, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at 6:15 am in Life Care Center of Michigan City. Private family services will be conducted. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan Ci...

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Betty Moore

Betty Moore, 89, of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at home surrounded by her family in La Porte, IN.   She was born March 28, 1931 in Augusta, Georgia, the daught...

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Phyllis J. Lapczynski

Phyllis J. Lapczynski, 73, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Friday, January 15, 2021.   Phyllis was born June 19, 1947 in St. Petersburg, Florida to the late Phillip and Violet (Smisek) Sch...

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Dr. Alice Rachel Greaves

Dr. Alice Rachel Greaves, of Cordova, TN, formerly of Michigan City passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 9th. A celebration of her life will be planned by her family at a later d...

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Grace Lucille Lantz

Grace Lucille Lantz, 95, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Grace was born July 4, 1925 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Albert and Lilly May (Godfrey) Heisler. &...

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Phillip "Phil" R. Liverman

Phillip "Phil" R. Liverman, 75, of La Porte, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.   Phil was born on July 26, 1945 in Michigan City,...

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Nellie Arndt

Nellie Arndt, 84, of Union Mills, Indiana, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Kingsford Heights, IN.   She was born November 6, 1936 in Kosciusko County, ...

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