Nora "Blondie" Dean Polick (Updeate)

Nora “Blondie” Dean Polick, 70, of La Porte, passed away at 1:52 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2022 at Northwest Health – La Porte.


She was born February 5, 1952 in Barnesville, OH, to Benjamin H. and Mary D. Benson (O’Connor) Penwell.


Blondie was a loving homemaker who adored her family and her beloved dogs.  She enjoyed crocheting, arts and crafts, and gardening.  Blondie was a good person who got along with everyone and enjoyed adventure.


On December 21, 1972, in Portage, IN, she married Leroy Polick, Sr., who preceded her in death.


Also preceding in death were her parents; twelve siblings, Ben Penwell, Evelyn Brisco, Gene “Gabby” Penwell, Fred Penwell, George Penwell, Lloyd Penwell, Everett Penwell, Jenny Freeman, Joe Penwell, Henry Penwell, one girl infant, and one boy infant.


Surviving are her three children, James Daugherty of Iowa, Jenny (Daniel) Lubean, and Edward Walker of Ohio; stepchildren, Bubby Polick of Terra Haute, IN, Joseph “Joey” Polick of La Porte and Lilly Darlene Compter of La Porte; one sister, Betty Wilson of La Porte; seven grandchildren, Steven, Carrie, Delana, Dakota, Jessie, Savannah, and Kailyn; and five step-grandchildren, Angel, Tony, Jamie, Shawn and Amonda.  


A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100. Visitation and viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service, Saturday at the funeral home.  Cremation will take place following services.  Inurnment will be in Door Village Cemetery, La Porte at a later date.


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Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post #295, 710 Water Street, Union Mills, IN 46382.


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