Ida Mary Van Deweerd

Ida Mary Van Deweerd, 74, of Michigan City, passed away peacefully at 10:25 a.m., Sunday, September 26, 2021 in her home.


She was born December 18, 1946, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, to Robert and Irene (Bopp) Strebe, Sr.


Ida retired as a CNA and worked most of her life in Michigan City and La Porte area. After retiring, she enjoyed spending her time crocheting and with her grandchildren.


She is survived by her two children, “Chuck” (Melissa) Orvel Strebe of Michigan City, and Robert (Misty) Strebe of La Porte; one brother, Donald Strebe of Idaho; two sisters, Gwen Strebe and Eva Strebe both of Michigan City; five grandchildren, Britteny Strebe, Shelby Strebe, Christian Strebe, Charles James “C.J.” Strebe, and Kennedy Troche; and one great grandchild, Everly  Kai Troche.


Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Vern Strebe, Robert Strebe Jr and LeRoy Strebe; sisters, Darlene Brown, Katherine Nees, and Vicki Doolittle.


A private burial will take place on December 18, 20121, at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, followed by a celebration of her life. Cremation will take place. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.


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