Alice Lauterbur

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CROWN POINT, Ind. — Alice M. Lauterbur, 97, of Crown Point, Indiana, formerly of Sidney, passed away, Friday, July 7, 2017, in the Wittenberg Lutheran Village in Crown Point.

Alice is survived by her sister, Marianne Helmlinger, of Sidney; numerous nieces and nephews, Nancy Sullivan, Lawrence Helmlinger, the Rev. Peter Helmlinger, John Helmlinger, Julie Turner-Bingham, Molly Helmlinger and Sister Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ.

Alice was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Crown Point. After graduating from Holy Angels High School in Sidney, class of 1937, Alice attended Mount Saint Joseph College in Cincinnati. She finished her degree in education at Ball State Teacher College in Muncie, Indiana, later receiving her master's degree from Northwestern in Chicago, Illinois. Alice began her teaching career in Breese, Illinois, near St. Louis. She came to Crown Point in 1943, teaching at Crown Point High School in the English Department for 41 years. Alice was also the faculty sponsor of the high school chapter of National Honor Society during the last 25 years of her career. She was a beloved teacher by her students. Even after her retirement, each birthday she would receive 200 to 250 cards from her former students, which always overwhelmed her.

Alice was always an enthusiast of Northwest Indiana and the greater Chicagoland area, and chose to continue living in Crown Point following her retirement. For 25 years, she volunteered at the Lake County Public Library in Merrillville and St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary in Crown Point. Alice was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (Alpha Omega Chapter) and Southlake Chapter of AAUW.

Friends may visit with her family, Sunday, July 9, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave./South St., Crown Point, Indiana.

Funeral prayers will be said, Monday, July 10, 2017, at 9:15 a.m., in the Geisen Funeral, Cremation and Reception Centre in Crown Point, Indiana, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 321 E. Joliet St., Crown Point, Indiana, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Patrick Kalich officiating. Services will conclude at the church. Interment will take place in Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.

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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre - Crown Point
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-2500
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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 7 to July 8, 2017