Obituaries

Dennis Fred Schoch

Dennis Fred Schoch, 79, beloved husband, father and papa, of Michigan City, passed away peacefully at 8:57 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Franciscan Health Michigan City.

 

He was born May 3, 1943, in Michigan City, IN, to L.G. Ray and Georgia Ellen (Dodson) Schoch.

 

Dennis proudly served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Ashland. In 2002, he retired after 35 years of service at Bethlehem Steel as an Instrument Engineer. Dennis was an avid golfer and enjoyed working for Michigan City Golf Course for 21 years on the greens staff. He was a member of Moose Family Center 980 Lodge of Michigan City. Dennis enjoyed gardening and fishing in his spare time and considered himself a cheeseburger connoisseur. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

 

On March 27, 1965, in Easton, PA, he married Gail Sampson, who survives. Together they shared 57 years of marriage.

 

Also surviving are his three children, Sean (Kara) Schoch of Fishers, IN, Shannon Eldridge of La Porte, IN, and Bryan (Patricia) Tremper of Lancaster, PA; one brother, Larry Glenn (Darlene) Schoch of Michigan City, IN; one sister, Sandra Croft of Michigan City, IN; sister-in-law, Valerie Boyer (Marvin) of Easton, PA; five grandchildren, Reagyn Ryder and Ramsey Eldridge, Sophie and Ellie Schoch, and Christopher Tremper; several nieces and nephews; and two best friends, Jim Fisher and Jim Kriesel.

 

Preceding in death were his parents; one son, Troy Matthew Schoch; and two sisters, Judy Weisjohn and Sheryl Schoch.

 

Cremation will take place. There will be no visitation or services held. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.

 

Please send condolences to the family at WWW.Lakeview@LakeviewFHC.com.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Michiana Humane Society, 722 Indiana Hwy 212, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 in loving memory of Dennis Fred Schoch.

Ronald "Ron" Maurice Jackson

Ronald “Ron” Maurice Jackson, 86, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

 

Ron was born on August 1, 1936, in Chicago, IL, to Maurice and Frieda (Haehnel) Jackson. He grew up in Hammond, Indiana, and graduated from Hammond Clark High School in 1954 and Purdue University in 1958, with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

On March 21, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, he married his beloved wife of 63 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Cooper, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Rich Jackson of LaPorte, Jerry Jackson of LaPorte, Dan Jackson of South Bend, and Sherri Jackson Johns of Indianapolis; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a sister, Gigi Jackson-Krause of Lowell.

 

He was proceeded in death by his parents.

 

Ron worked at Inland Steel in East Chicago from 1959 - 1970 and was in the Army Reserves from 1959 - 1967. He started working at Whirlpool Corporation in 1970, initially as a Methods Engineer, and later as a Senior Plant Engineer, and enjoyed success there until his retirement in 1996.

 

Ron was a man of many interests and activities. He loved playing handball and racquetball at the LaPorte YMCA. Ron was an avid hunter and fisherman, and especially enjoyed perch fishing on Lake Michigan.

Ron was a gifted piano and keyboard player and spent many hours entertaining his family with all genres of music. He was always available.  Ron especially enjoyed helping family, friends and neighbors with projects.

 

Ron was a high school wrestling referee for 25 years and was fortunate to referee the Indiana state finals twice.

 

Ron both loved and agonized watching the Cubs and Bears. He loved watching the Bulls during the Michael Jordan era and wrestling on the Big Ten Network.

 

Most of all, Ron loved Betty, the best wife and mother possible, and his children, who meant the world to him.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center in LaPorte. A private family service will take place at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the LaPorte YMCA at <https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Lpymca/donate>.

 

Condolences may be shared online at www.cutlercares.com.

 

Albert M. Morelli

Albert M. Morelli, 62, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 10:10 pm in Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington Street, Michigan City, IN with  Rev. Walter Ciesla officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Tuesday and from 8:30 am - 9:30 am Wednesday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN.   

 

He was born March 3, 1960 in Everett, MA to the late Anthony and Doris (Stevezzoli) Morelli. On September 15, 1990 in Michigan City, IN he married Angela Smith who survives in Michigan City, IN.

 

Also surviving are two daughters, Allison (David) Sickles and Abigailjane Morelli both of Michigan City, IN; two sons, Nicholas (Kevin Neighbors) Morelli of Michigan City, IN and Gabriel (Angelica) Morelli of La Porte, IN; three grandchildren, Paislee, Jameson and Corbin; two sisters, Nancy Womboldt of Waltham, MA and Elaine (Brian) Brooman of Millis, MA; and two brothers, Anthony (Rita) Morelli of Lynnville, MA and Richard (Kathy) Morelli of Saugas, MA.

 

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Isabella Morelli; and brother-in-law, Howie Womboldt.   

 

Albert retired after 21 years from the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He enjoyed cooking and boating.

 

Contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Campaign Fund, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City, IN 46360. 

Nancy Ruth Marie (Milcarek) Burns

Nancy Ruth Marie (Milcarek) Burns, loving mother of six, passed away at

6:02 am on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at the age of 76.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Monday, October 10 and from 8:30

- 9:30 AM Tuesday, October 11 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 11,

2022 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with Rev. Walter Ciesla officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to Michigan City Senior Center, 2 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360.

Wallace C. Wisnieski

Wallace C. Wisnieski, 94, of La Porte, passed away on October 3, 2022.

 

He was born October 30, 1927, in Michigan City, Indiana.  The son of Carl and Sophia (Kominarek) Wisnieski.

 

On August 30, 1969, in La Porte, he married Jo Ann Stephani, who survives.

Wally graduated from La Porte High School in 1945, where he played football and was named to All State.  After high school, he entered into Valparaiso University to major in business and also earned a letter playing on the University Football Team along with Abe Gibron.  Before completing college, he was drafted into the Army.  He was a Sergeant in the 10th Mountain Division attached to the 2nd Battalion stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He is currently a member of American Legion Post #83 in La Porte. In the 1950’s he was Chairman of the 4th of July Parade in La Porte for three years where he received the Key Award for Outstanding Citizen of the Year.  He enjoyed serving as President of the County Conservation Club in La Porte for forty years.  He was also President of the COHO Club.  Wally was an avid bowler in various leagues for fifty years.  In his younger years he played league fast-pitch softball for many years.  Fishing was another favorite way to pass time that netted him many tournament trophy wins.  He also was an active hunter.  For many years he acted in numerous plays at La Porte Little Theatre.  Wally served as President of the NALC Union Branch #200 for ten years before retiring from the U.S. Post Office. 

 

He leaves behind his wife, two daughters, Gail (Kevin) Rumbaugh and Heather Wisnieski; and one sister, Barbara (Fred) Moritz of Washington, 

 

Preceding him in death were his parents; Carl and Sophia Wisnieski; siblings, Carl Wisnieski, Jr, Toni DeRover, Geraldine Wallen, and infant siblings-Edwin Wisnieski and Adeline Wisnieski.

 

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana where a funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Deacon Bob Bucheit officiating. Military honors will follow the service. Burial will take place at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of America or American Diabetes Association.

 

To light a virtual candle, share a story of Wally’s life or leave a message of comfort for the family, please visit Esslingfuneralhome.com.

Arlene Rosella Claytor

Arlene Rosella Claytor, 81, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 9:09 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2022 in her home.

 

She was born April 7, 1941, in Litchfield, IL, to Hershel and Frances (Weir) Bishop.

 

Arlene was a homemaker who loved her family life, spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, Goodwill, and Elvis.  She also enjoyed sports and especially loved watching NASCAR’s Dale Earnhart, Utah Jazz Basketball, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and New Orleans Saints Football.

 

On May 15, 1959, in St. Louis, MO, she married the love of her life, Robert Claytor, who survives.

 

Also surviving are her daughter, Kim (Daniel) Fleming, Sr.; one son, Robert (Cathy) Claytor; one sister, Beakay Meyer; five brothers, Raydean (Mary) Thompson, James (Marge) Thompson, Gary (April) Thompson, Kevin Thompson and George (Diane) Thompson; one sister, Patty Thompson; eight grandchildren, Daniel (Kamilah) Fleming, Serina (Dana) Fleming, Joshua (Jaclyn) Fleming, Sydnee (Elijah) Fleming, Aimee (Gavin) Roy, Michael (Sloane) Claytor, Racheal (Malik) Calhoun, and Thomas (Meghan) Claytor; nine great grandchildren, Ophelia Claytor, Frankie and Hayden Ashford, Oliver and Stella Roy, Jaden Jones, Brielle Calhoun, and Bailey and Lily Claytor; and one great-great grandchild, Koa Calhoun.

 

Preceding in death were her parents; one daughter, April L. Claytor; six brothers, Tommy and Marvin Rundle, and John, Stanley and Terry Thompson, and William Bishop; three sisters, Lois Jean Carenduff,

Donna Davis and Geraldine Rentz; and one special brother in-law, Kenny Meyer.

 

A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Kingsbury 4988 S. Range Rd., La Porte with Pastor Tim Williams officiating.  Visitation and viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.  Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte (219) 362-3100 is caring for services.  Inurnment will be in Litchfield, IL at a later date.

 

Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.

Shirley Genette (Meeker) Scaggs

A blessed soul and one who blessed us departed to heaven on Wednesday morning, August 24, 2022. Shirley Genette (Meeker) Scaggs, age 85 of LaPorte, Indiana, was a mother, grandmother, a hard worker, a good friend, and a radiant beam of sunshine. She was born on February 28, 1937, in Veedersburg, Indiana. Her parents were John M. and Daisy (Phillips) Meeker.

 

            Shirley graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1955 and married Robert Scaggs on December 31, 1957, in the Luray Caverns in West Virginia. The couple first lived in Crawfordsville, Indiana and moved briefly to San Bernardino, California. They returned to Indiana living in Valparaiso, then for most of her life in Knox (Bass Lake), and then on to Michigan City and La Porte. She and Bob had eight children, the eldest, Rick, predeceased her in 2010 and their infant daughter, Patty, unexpectedly passed in 1968. Husband, Robert, passed away on March 29, 1988. Continuing Shirley’s legacy are her children, Karen Small and her husband, Douglas, of South Bend; Michael Scaggs and his wife, Kay, of Clearwater, Florida; Mark Scaggs and his wife, Patti, of Knox; Beth Poehl and her husband, Mark, of La Porte; Kathy Weber and her husband, Scott, of Indianapolis; and Debbie Schlang and her husband, Steve, of Scroggins, Texas. Shirley wrote that she considered her children to be her “Jewels.” Shirley was blessed with 13 grandchildren – Rick Scaggs (Mindy); Miles Small & Kemmery Small Keultjes (Charlton); Dustin Scaggs; Jeania Gennette Scaggs St. John (Jason) & Sarah Scaggs Washington; Ariana & Specialist Lucas Poehl, who sadly passed away last year; Annie, Sam, & Ben Weber; and Hana & Jake Schlang. Shirley also found herself with 10 great-grandchildren - Allie & Kelsey St. John; Trey, Olivia & Alex Conner; Henry Small; Maive, Lana, & Kline Keultjes; and Patrick Scaggs. Shirley was also preceded in death by her siblings, Patricia Mazac, Kathleen Matthews, and John Meeker. She is survived by her youngest sister, Lura (Richard) Slaughter of Michigan City.

 

            Shirley worked for more than 25 years for Sears as a parts manager at its stores in Knox, Michigan City and Merrillville. After her retirement, she went on to work several years as a recess attendant at Critchfield Elementary School in LaPorte where she was affectionately referred to as “G-Ma” and “Grandma Shirley.”

 

            Shirley was multi-talented. She was a great cook with her specialty being fruit pies with their tender, flaky crust. She made “sit tight” pie crust for her children & grandchildren by taking the remaining pie dough and sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top. It baked quicker than the pie, so her children and grandchildren could “sit tight,” enjoying the sugary crust while they waited. She was an expert seamstress and an avid quilter. She sewed her children’s Halloween costumes and the “Scaggs kids,” as they were known around Bass Lake, would typically win first place at Bass Lake’s Halloween parties. She made T-shirt quilts for all of her graduating grandchildren, and she spent her last few years making yo-yo quilts for nearly everyone in the family from gathered fabrics and sentimental pieces of clothing. She collected teacups and teapots, and held dainty tea parties with her grandchildren, teaching them to drink tea with their “pinkies up.” She loved visiting her family, traveling wherever they were, including Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Germany where she even went downhill skiing. Shirley had a green, green thumb. She grew her garden with lush vegetables, sharing with friends and family, and planted vibrant flowers around the family home with potted plants inside. Most autumns, Shirley and her daughters canned fruits and vegetables for the upcoming year. Her grandchildren anxiously awaited the holidays, hoping they would receive canned jams and jellies from their “G-Ma.” She was an animal lover and, on more than one occasion, became the next stopping point for a pet which one of her children was no longer able to keep. She was the family’s go to dog/cat sitter. She was a voracious reader, always exchanging books with her daughters and granddaughters. Oh, we almost forgot, she was also an expert “line dancer.” On Tuesday nights, she made it known that she was busy and would go out with her cousin, Marcia Averit, to the Senior Center in Michigan City and dance her heart out! Unfortunately, she was too early for America’s Got Talent. She was the kind of grandmother that attended many of her grandchildren’s school and extracurricular activities, including climbing the dunes in her 80s.

 

            We are incredibly blessed to have Shirley in our lives. She was only 4’11”, but she was bursting with love, joy, and acceptance. When she smiled, her whole face glowed, her cheeks bubbled and rose, and her eyes glinted. There was a warmth that penetrated your very soul. She made everyone feel welcome, she accepted people as they were, and she hugged them with her whole being. Good fortune traveled with her - she could find a four-leaf clover in nearly any lawn or field. We are so lucky to have her as a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Indeed, several of her daughter’s ex-boyfriends came to her home to visit with her. She will be forever missed and never forgotten. She was our four-leafed clover.

 

            Shirley spent the last months of her life at Rittenhouse Assisted Living in Indianapolis. The staff there were wonderful, and we want to thank them for the help and compassion they provided to Shirley and her family. While there, she benefited from the expertise and understanding of Dr. Kevin McNaulty with the Center for Healthy Aging. In lieu of flowers, Shirley’s family requests donations be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (https://curealz.org) and American Brain Foundation (https://www.americanbrainfoundation.org). 

 

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022, at The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN. A visitation will take place at 9 AM CST with a service at 10 AM CST. A private family burial service will follow at Union Christian Cemetery, Veedersburg, IN. 

Thomas K. Gallagher

Thomas K. Gallagher, 91, Chesterton, Indiana, passed away Friday, August 26, 2022 at 1:50 pm.

 

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1010 Moore Road, Long Beach, Indiana with  Rev. Keith McClellan officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Buffalo, Michigan with full military honors.  

 

Visitation time will be from 10:30 am -11:00 am, Saturday, October 8, 2022 in Notre Dame Catholic Church.  Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana.   

 

He was born May 22, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Thomas J. and Catherine Eleanor (McDermott) Gallagher.

 

On June 6, 1953 in Forest Park, Illinois he married Dolores Cortese who survives Chesterton, Indiana. 

 

Also surviving are two daughters, Karen (Bill) Breen of Michigan City, Indiana, Kathy (Tom) Bollinger of Phoenix, Arizona; three sons, Terrence (Sharon) Gallagher of Appleton, Wisconsin, Thomas C. (Christine) Gallagher of Aurora, Illinois, Michael Gallagher of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; grandchildren, Mandy, Kelly, Billy, Carrie, Ellyse, Erin, Katie, Sean, Shannon, Luke, Drew, Jack, and Emma; great-grandchildren, Drew, Annie, Nora, Brennan, Ryan, Callan, Bailey, Addlyn, Emelia, Brayden, Ashlyn, Patrick, and Sullivan along with a nephew, Rocky; He was preceded in death by his sister, Regina Redfearn and a niece, Cheryl;    

 

Thomas was a veteran of the US Army and retired as a sales representative with 3M Computer.

 

Contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice 4711 Evans Ave. Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. 

Talisa Joyce Adams

Talisa Joyce Adams, 51, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at her home.

 

Talisa was born on February 25, 1971 in La Porte, IN, to Roy and Patricia (Clifton) Meadway.

 

Surviving are her children, Justin Geren of Kingsford Heights, Kayla Cangiano of La Porte, Auston Pezzuto of La Porte, and Jerris Pezzuto of La Porte; 2 grandchildren, Lealand and Jaxon; siblings, Tammy (Christopher) Pezzuto of Knox, Tina Adams of La Porte, Roy Meadway of La Porte, and John (Tracy) Meadway of La Porte; special friend, Jody Roberts; as well as many special family members and friends..

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Talisa was a homemaker.  She enjoyed playing pool and spending time with her children.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. 

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Kayla Cangiano, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350.

 

Condolences may be shared online at www.cutlercares.com.

 

Melissa Kay Keller

Melissa Kay Keller, age 65, of Schererville passed away surrounded by loved ones Monday, October 3, 2022. 

 

Beloved wife of Paul E. Keller who survives. Loving mother of Jeremy (Kristen) Koth, Stacy Ahlberg and Joel Keller. Cherished grandmother of Skyler Ahlberg and great-grandmother of Zacheria and Owen.

 

Melissa was born June 29, 1957 in Hazel Crest, Illinois raised by the late Evelyn and James Miller of Hammond, IN. Melissa is preceded in death by her twin sister Michelle Miller. 

 

Graduated from Morton High School of Hammond Indiana in 1975.

 

Melissa was a restaurant waitress for most of her working years and then a restaurant manager where she strived to help support her family and put food on the table for her children. Later she attended Purdue Business School and then became an administrative assistant where she was still employed. 

 

Melissa persevered through the last few very tough years after a serious car accident in 2019 followed by the pandemic and subsequent health complications. Melissa was a strong, courageous woman who would do anything for her family. She was always there for her family whenever they needed any help or advice or just someone to talk to. Melissa loved building crafts, painting, and sewing in her spare time such as making face masks for her family and friends to keep them safe during the pandemic. Melissa was an intelligent woman who strived to do the right thing and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind about it.

 

Melissa is very loved and she will be missed dearly.

 

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. 

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Holy Family Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pine Lake Cemetery. 

 

To light a virtual candle, share a story of Melissa’s life or leave a message of comfort for the family, please visit Esslingfuneralhome.com.

Constance "Connie" Lee (McGuire) Beckwith

Constance "Connie" Lee (McGuire) Beckwith, 72, of Westfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2022.

 

Connie was born on September 4, 1950 in Harrison, OH.  She was the first of four children of Delmus Leroy and Dorothy Irene (Jacobs) McGuire.

 

Connie was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend.  A writer, photographer, and successful business owner, Connie was happiest interacting and entertaining family and friends.

 

She was preceded by her parents; brother, Ron McGuire; and husband, Dave Beckwith.  Connie is survived by her sons, T.J. (Melissa) Beckwith and Christopher (Anne) Beckwith; 3 grandchildren, Allison Beckwith, Brody Beckwith, and Wendy Beckwith; siblings, Doug McGuire and Donna McGuire-Cole; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022 at St. Peter Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association <http://act.alz.org/goto/Connie_Beckwith>

 

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center is handling the arrangements.  Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

Lee Daniel Levine

Lee Daniel Levine, 63, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022, in Brooklyn, New York, after a brief illness. 

   

He was born in La Porte, IN, on September 21, 1958 to Maurice Levine and the late Marcia (Daniel) Levine.  Lee is survived by his son, Isadore "Izzy" Levine; sister, Joan (Michael) Russell; nephew, Remy Russell; and niece, Emma Russell.  He was preceded in death by his mother and sister, Sandra.

 

Lee graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the third generation of Levines to do so.  He majored in literature and was awarded the distinguished Hopwood Award for Writing at the university.  His love of all sports led him to publish his 1988 book, Bird, The Making of an American Sports Legend, a best seller, chronicling the life of NBA basketball star, Larry Bird, and the Indiana basketball culture.  Printed in half a dozen languages, the book sold well around the world, both in hardback and paperback. 

 

Upon graduation, Lee became a high school English and literature teacher.  He taught in high schools in New York, Miami, and New Jersey.  Lee also worked with high school theater productions and coached basketball.  In 2012, Lee founded Ideal College Guidance, where he worked one on one with students to help them find the right college to suit their wishes, educational, and career goals.  Lee's students came from all over the United States and many European countries.  He loved and excelled at his work and forged meaningful relationships with students and their families.

 

He was an adoring father, stopping at nothing to give Izzy every opportunity possible.  Lee and Izzy fully embraced the variety and vibrancy of New York City, exploring activities such as Izzy's martial arts pursuits at nationally competitive levels.  Father and son enjoyed the huge array of ethnic food and music, attended sports events, especially tennis, explored toy and bookstores, and rode and memorized virtually every stop and line of the New York Subway System.

 

At La Porte High School, Lee enjoyed much success on the debate and tennis teams.  No surprise then, that he was a brilliant conversationalist, with enthusiasm for all things intellectual.  He was a fervent follower of politics, music, all sports, and the contemporary book scene.

 

Lee will be dearly missed by many close, loyal friends with whom he communicated often over numerous years, despite great distance.

 

The family of Lee Daniel Levine regrets to inform you that the memorial service and interment for him has had to be postponed indefinitely due to family illness.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding at this very sad time.

 

For more information, please go to www.cutlercares.com

 

Marcos George Marquines Levy

Marcos George Marquines Levy, 85, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN., with his wife at his side.

He was born August 27, 1937 at 3:00 p.m. in Blanco Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, the son of Ira D. Levy and Victoria (Marquines) Levy. Marcos attended elementary school in Panama City, high school in Kingston, Jamaica and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  He began his career at The World's Finest Chocolate Company. He enjoyed a successful career rehabbing buildings, and working as a real estate developer. He ended his career as an interpreter and translator for the Social Security Administration.  
Marcos leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy; a son Marcos (Norma) Levy Jr. of Skokie, IL; a daughter Marquita (Bradford Pennington) Levy of Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren, Marquita Levy, McKenna Burns, Julian Burns and Meara Burns; many step brothers and sisters, including Adolfo, Sadot, Jorge, Inocencio, Mercedes and Anatolia and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Marcos was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Shanna M. Burns.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. On Wednesday, October 5, 2022,  there will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 and a funeral service from 11:00 to noon all at his church, Great Faith Baptist, 7287 W. Johnson Rd., Michigan City, IN, followed by interment at Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Faith Baptist Church in his honor.

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com

Charles (Pappy) E. Daniel Sr.

Charles (Pappy) E. Daniel Sr., 87, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday September 30, 2022 at his home in La Porte, IN with his family by his side.

 

He was born July 8, 1935 in Caruthersville, Missouri, the son of Clyde E. Daniel and Jessie A. (McKinght) Daniel.

 

Charles retired from Howmet in La Porte after 33 years as a manufacturing engineer. He was a member of the American Legion Post 400 Fish Lake and the Stillwell Rod and Gun Club.  Charles enjoyed many things in his life. He loved to garden, was an avid reader, pretty good pool player, playing on many pool leagues throughout his life. He loved watching World Wrestling Federation and old westerns on TV. I'm told he was quite the handyman as well. He spent a lot of time learning about the history of our country and spend his vacations visiting Civil War battle fields. Charles spent years as a Boy Scout Master throughout his kid's childhoods. Many times, he would take his family on trips to visit the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, usually camping by a flowing river. But Charles biggest passion in life was his wife, his family, grand kids, great-grandkids, and a great-great-grandchild.

 

On August 22, 1953, in La Porte, he married Mary B. Daniel who survives.

 

He is also survived by his six sons, Charles (Helen Gee) Daniel Jr. of La Porte, IN, Mark (Vickie) Daniel of Hebron, IN, William (Shelley) Daniel of La Porte, IN, Gerald (Shelly) Daniel of La Porte, IN, Clyde (Millie) Daniel of La Porte, IN, and Paul (Ramona) Daniel of Fish Lake, IN; a daughter, Julie (Greg) Spence of Walkerton, IN; two sisters, Judy (Butch) McPherson of La Porte, IN, and Patricia (Gary) Collings of La Porte, IN; fifteen grandchildren, Angie (Bill), Charles, III, McKenzie (Tom), Adam (Lindsey), Ryan (Jerome), Sarah, Danielle (Nate), Andrew (Erica), Mary, Paul, III, Robert, Megan, Nick, William, Jessie; twenty-three great-grandchildren, Jill, Savannah, Peyton, Johnathan, Raegan, Dillion, Jackson, Lane, Paige, Calvin, Allyana, Abigail, Lee, Bentley, William, Dennis, Annabelle, Clayton, Cameron, Michael, Korie Mae, Serenity, Wyatt; great-great-grandchild, Emerson;

 

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Thomas, Gerald, Robert Daniel, and grandchild, Jeremey.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends Wednesday October 5 from 5 until 8 PM.  A life celebration will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home, on Thursday, October 6 at 11 am with Pastor Mark Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at the Salem Heights Cemetery, Salem Heights, Indiana.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Fish Lake American Legion Post 400 SAL in Charles Daniel's name.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

Suzanne L. Lee

Suzanne L. Lee, 75, of La Porte, Indiana passed away  Wednesday, September 29, 2022.

 

Suzanne was born December 12, 1946 in Blue Island, Illinois to the late Herbert and Clara (Carney) Fox.

 

On June 17th, 1967, Suzanne married Terry Lee, who preceded her in death in 1997.

 

Suzanne was a devoted stay-at-home mother for many years; also working for Van Kampen Merit  Investments.

 

Suzanne was an avid hobbyist, specializing in the fiber arts - particularly knitting and sewing.  She was also an avid dessert baker.

 

Suzanne is survived by two sons David and Michael (Kathleen Callahan) Lee, both of La Porte, Indiana, and two beloved grandsons, Benjamin and Henry.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Donnie Fox.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. Private burial will take place at a later date.

 

To light a virtual candle, share a story of Suzanne’s life or leave a message of comfort for the family, please visit Esslingfuneralhome.com.

Marcos G.M. Levy

Marcos G.M. Levy, 85, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday September 27, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN., with his wife at his side.

He was born August 27, 1937 at 3:00 p.m. in Blanco Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, the son of Ira D. Levy and Victoria (Marquines) Levy. Marcos attended elementary school in Panama City, high school in Kingston, Jamaica and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  He began his career at The World's Finest Chocolate Company. He enjoyed a successful career rehabbing buildings, and working as a real estate developer. He ended his career as an interpreter and translator for the Social Security Administration.  
Marcos leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy; a son Marcos (Norma) Levy Jr. of Skokie, IL; a daughter Marquita (Bradford Pennington) Levy of Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren, Marquita Levy, McKenna Burns, Julian Burns and Meara Burns; many step brothers and sisters, including Adolfo, Sadot, Jorge, Inocencio, Mercedes and Anatolia and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Marcos was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Shanna M. Burns.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. On Wednesday, October 5, 2022,  there will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 and a funeral service from 11:00 to noon all at his church, Great Faith Baptist, 7287 W. Johnson Rd., Michigan City, IN, followed by interment at Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Faith Baptist Church in his honor.

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com

Edward "Ed" William Ahlgrim

Edward "Ed" William Ahlgrim, 89, of La Porte, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Brentwood at La Porte. 

   

He was born in La Porte, IN, on April 3, 1933 to Edward W. and Eleanor M. (Miller) Ahlgrim. 

 

Ed graduated from La Porte High School in 1951 and attended Ball State.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Track Vehicle Repairman from September 1953 to 1955, stationed in Germany.  After his enlistment, he went to General Motors Institute (now known as Kettering University) and became a Certified Automotive Mechanic.  From 1959 to 1968, he owned Ed's Standard Service Gas Station on Lincolnway in La Porte.  In 1969 he began working at the U.S. Post Office until his retirement in 1992.

 

Ed enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, bowling, woodworking, and bingo.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1130.

 

On July 18, 1964 at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Christ, he married Flora Moyer, who preceded him in death on November 19, 2020. 

 

Others preceding him in death are his parents; sister-in-law, Mary Tarnow; brothers-in-law, Harold Matteson, Richard Lighthall, and Robert Zinkel; and daughter-in-law, Rebecah Moyer.

 

Surviving are his son, Kevin (Joyce) Ahlgrim of La Porte; daughter, Christine (James) Harper of Tucson, AZ; stepson, David Moyer of Three Oaks, MI; sister, Arlene Lighthall of Del Mar, CA; grandchildren, Kyle (Andrea) Ahlgrim of La Porte, Stephanie Pietrzak of La Porte, Tyler Ahlgrim of La Porte, David (Sydney) Pietrzak of La Porte, Michael Moyer of Sarasota, FL, Dylan Moyer of Three Oaks, MI, and Aaron Moyer of Three Oaks, MI; 4 great-grandchildren, Silas, Grace, Jacob, and Elijah; 2 sisters-in-law, Nellie Zinkel of Homewood, IL and Janet Matteson of Las Cruces, NM; as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Brentwood at La Porte and Heart To Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

 

A Public Graveside Service With Military Honors will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022,  at Patton Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Hines officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Heart To Heart Hospice, 402 Wall St., Suite 22, Valparaiso, IN 46383 or Paladin Inc., 4315 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN 46360.                              

 

 

Linda Jolene Browning

Linda Jolene Browning, loving mother, and grandmother, 72, of Westville, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022. 

 

Linda was born September 15, 1950, in Hartford City, Indiana to William And Virginia (Goff) Baldwin.

 

Linda had been employed with New York Blower and was a private in home CNA. 

Linda is survived by a daughter, Kim Ramey of La Porte, Indiana; a son, Matthew (Christy) Browning of South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren, Kacey, Benjamin, and Derrick; and sisters, Mary Keenen of La Porte, Indiana, and Susan Anderson of Mississippi; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; and sister, DiAnn Backert. 

 

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. Private burial will take place at Pine Lake Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhaven Baptist Church, 86 East Oak Hill Road, Chesterton, Indiana 46304.   

 

To light a virtual candle, share a story of Linda’s life or leave a message of comfort for the family, please visit Esslingfuneralhome.com.

Ronald Griffin

Ronald Griffin, 65, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022 at his home, with his family by his side.

 

Ronald was born on October 9, 1956 in Chicago, IL, to Frank and Annie (Fields) Griffin.

 

On June 2, 2010 in La Porte, IN,  he married Medistella Williams who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Ronald (Juanita) Griffin of Michigan City, Selena Griffin of San Antonio, TX, Veronica (Bryan) Bolton of Chicago, IL, and Myah Griffin of La Porte; bonus children, Mariah and Dion WIlliams, both of La Porte; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild;  sisters, Linda (Frankey) Tim Fisher of Sacramento, CA, Brenda (Kenneth) Luckett of Hazel Crest, IL, and Amanda Griffin of Crown Point; brothers, Frank (Elaine) Griffin, Roland (Shanda) Griffin, and Romall (Deonka Ruffin) Griffin, all of San Antonio, TX; sisters-in-law, Sherence Garner, Toniesa Fletcher, and Crystal Williams; brothers-in-law, Artrell Fletcher, Leslow Williams, and Antoine Young; special friend, Charles Williams; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Griffin.

 

Ronald was an owner-operator for 30 years.   He enjoyed fishing, cleaning his cars, and watching westerns.  Most importantly, Ronald enjoyed spending time with his beloved family.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A private family service will take place at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Medistella Williams, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350 or to the donor's choice.

 

Condolences may be shared online at www.cutlercares.com.

Linda Nettie Denow

Linda Nettie Denow, 77, of Michigan City, passed away peacefully at 1:30 a.m., September 26, 2022 at Life Care Center of Michigan City.

 

She was born May 2, 1945 in Hollidaysburg, PA to Emery and Beryl (Detwiler) Teeters.

 

Linda loved her family and pets. She enjoyed traveling with her daughter, Lisa, until falling ill.  The highlight of each trip would be visiting each post exchange store her husband or grandson were stationed. Linda took great pride in her military family. She liked to watch court t.v. and Facebook. Linda especially enjoyed taking scenic rides through Washington Park Beach and Indiana Dunes with her husband, Bob. She loved spending time with her beloved four-legged companion, Blue.

 

She married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Denow, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Lori Popard-Jones; one brother, Russell “Red Bird” Teeters; one sister, Emily “Jean” Hintermyer; and two aunts, Ida Detwiler and Elva “Jackie” Detwiler-Garwick.

 

Linda’s surviving legacy is her daughter, Lisa (Steve) Wisman of Harrisonburg, VA; seven grandchildren, Todd (Vanessa) Wisman of Ft. Bragg, NC, Tyler Wisman of Richmond, VA, Olivia Smith of Gary, IN, Emily Lucas of La Porte, IN, Megan Lucas of Michigan City, IN, Geneva (Samantha Beck) Jones, Niles, MI, and Abigail (Katelynn Rhodes) Jones of Michigan City; seven great-grandchildren, Lucas, Makayla, Nicholas, Dallas, Emma Rose, Michael, and August; one special cousin, Robin Panasiti-Guajardo; and a host of those who loved her and called her “Maw Maw”.

 

A celebration of life will be held from 4 – 6:30 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2022 at her home. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 will be caring for the arrangements.

 

Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to The National Kidney Foundation, www.Kidney.org or American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 in loving memory of Linda Nettie Denow.

James Milton Connett

James Milton Connett, age 95, of Michigan City,IN, passed away Tuesday September 20, 2022 at Franciscan Alliance, surrounded by his family.

 

 He was born June 27, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Isaac M. Connett Jr. and Emma Jean (Smith) Connett. 

 

On May 27, 1947, at St Paul's in Michigan City, James married the love of his life, Janet Krug, who survives.  He is also survived by his son, Gilbert Alan (Yvonne) Connett of Stagecoach, CO; daughters, Sandra Lee Winski of La Porte, Heather Anne (Richard) Slater of La Porte, Kimberly (Gail) House of Canton, GA; son-in-law, Robert Winski of La Porte; grandchildren, Traci (Sean) Steder, Gregory Slater, Pamela House, Bradley (Courtney) House, John Connett, Jeffrey (Melissa) Connett, Kathryn (Jason) Mitschelen, James (Suzy) Winski; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Hannah Steder, Pepper and Harper Connett, Elizabeth Winski, Emma Mitschelen and Aubrey Staback.

 

James was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul Connett; sister, Dorothea Jean Nahas and great-grandson, Miller Bradley House.

 

James served as a Merchant Marine during WWII, enlisting with the help of his father when he was only 15. He went on to become the owner of Connett Cookie Company, retiring in 1984. James made friends everywhere he went and served with several organizations including the St Joseph Masonic Lodge #45 in South Bend, the Shriners and was Past Exalted Ruler of The Elks Lodge 432 in Michigan City. He was an avid golfer, loved to work in his yard, was an excellent dancer and enjoyed roller skating at the rink in Michigan City, where he met his beautiful wife.  Together they traveled internationally to such places as Spain, Germany and Switzerland and around the U.S. in their Motorhome or R.V.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend who leaves a legacy of humor, kindness and respect.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN.  Cremation will take place, with burial at Heckman Cemetery at a later date.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Lynn Mayes

Jerry Lynn Mayes, 81, of La Porte, IN, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Community Hospital, Munster. 

   

Jerry was born on December 14, 1940 to James and Blanche (Sigmond) Mayes. 

 

On August 11, 1962 in Bloomington, IN, he married Janet Sue Pennel who survives.  Also surviving are his two sons, Brian (Kimberly) Mayes of Carmel, IN and Kevin Mayes (Stacey Klibinski) of La Porte; granddaughter, Ashlyn Mayes of La Porte; great-grandchildren, Violet and Lincoln Mayes; sister-in-law, Sally Mayes;  and nephews, James and David Mayes.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert "Bob" Mayes; and great-grandson, Kaz Pienta.

 

Jerry was the owner of Mayes Roofing Company and the founder of Mayes Management.  He was a past Exalted Ruler of the La Porte Elks Club, a member of Excelsior Lodge 41 of Free and Accepted Masons, and served many years on the board of the La Porte Savings Bank.  Jerry loved to travel and spending months at a time in Siesta Key for over thirty years.  A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather with many friends throughout his incredible life.

 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN.  Please wear casual attire.

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.                                

 

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.  

 

 

 

 

 

 James R. Baumer

 James R. Baumer, 72, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

 

James was born on June 13, 1950, in La Porte, IN, to Edward and Margaret Baumer.

 

On August 23, 1980, in La Porte, IN , he married Janice, who survives. Also surviving are children, Jennifer ( Mike) Schuster and Sean (Penny) Tracey ; 4 grandchildren, Maggie Schuster of Valparaiso, Abigail Tracey of Elwood, Tessa Tracey of Elwood, and Austen Nicholas of Indianapolis; sister, Susan Baumer of St. Louis, MO, 2 brothers, Richard (Laura) Baumer of Dayton, OH, and John (Mary) Baumer of La Porte; as well as numerous nieces and a nephew.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Baumer; and nephew, Jason Baumer.

 

James was a Steelworker for many years at IN/KOTE. He enjoyed tractors, cats, and woodworking. James loved antique cars, especially GTOs. A Celebration of Life

 

Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Sam Polito officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Fort Custer National Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022, until the time of the service at the funeral home.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the NewDay Foundation, P.O. Box 13, La Porte, IN 46352.

Myrna "Jean" Kincannon

Myrna "Jean" Kincannon, 84, of La Porte, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Northwest Health La Porte.

 

Jean was born on November 23, 1937 in Lafayette, IN, to James F. and Agnes Human.

 

She married Edward Kroening II who preceded her in death.  Surviving are her children, Vicki Parks of La Porte and Steve Kroening of La Porte: 5 grandchildren, Joel Neary of La Porte, Hadassah Burk of Indianapolis, Tim Neary of La Porte, Josh Hurst of La Porte, and Elise Eldridge of La Porte; 4 great-grandchildren, Amariah, Adelaide, Selah Burk and Judah Neary; sisters, Judi Smith of WI and Brenda Cannova of IL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Edward Kroening III; daughter, Lisa Michelle Eldridge; sisters, Kay Parker and Becky Cannova; and brother, Sonny Human.

 

Jean was a sales clerk for many years at K-Mart, then Walmart. Her favorite past times included cooking for the grandchildren, gardening, bird watching, and loved attending worship with her church family at La Porte Missionary Church. 

 

A special thank you for the kind care from Dr. Fletcher, Dr. De Gala, and the 3rd floor staff at Northwest Health La Porte.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Carl Galloway officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

 

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. 

 

Memorial donations may be made to the NewDay Foundation, P.O. Box 13, La Porte, IN 46352 or to the donor's choice.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

LeRoy "Lee" Klingbeil

LeRoy "Lee" Klingbeil,  age 93, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

 

Lee was born on February 11, 1929 in Chicago, IL, to Raymond and Rose (Sima) Klingbeil.

 

On April 12, 1958 in Chicago, IL, he married Angeline B. Andriano who preceded him in death in 2013.  Surviving are his beloved children, Jill Klingbeil of La Porte, Gail (Mark) Johnson of La Porte, and Wendy Hiland (Matt Gibson) of WI; 2 granddaughters, Kate (Chris) Bohlin of La Porte and Sarah (Garrett) Kautz of La Porte; 3 great-grandchildren; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews; caregiver, Pat Bierly; and the VNA Hospice team in Valparaiso, especially Kelly and Jen.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; siblings, Glen Klingbeil and Joan Klingbeil.

 

Lee graduated from Morton High School in Cicero, IL, and then served honorably in the US Navy during WWII.  In 1953 he graduated with a bachelors in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University.  In the 1960's, he moved to La Porte where he raised his family and worked as a metallurgical engineer for 33 years at Howmet, retiring in 1986.

 

Lee was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity, Beechwood Men's Club, and the American Legion.

 

His favorite past time was golfing.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Albers officiating.  A private burial will follow at Carmel Cemetery at a later date.

 

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Valparaiso, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383; St. John's Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte, IN 46350; or to the donor's choice.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.

 

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