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Vicki Darlene Dean
Vicki Darlene Dean, 69, passed away peacefully at 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City, with her girls by her side.She was born on Dec. 13, 1951, in Warren, Ohio, to Raymond and Dorothy (Beard) Swartzfager.Surviving Vicki are her daughters, Nicole... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 3, 2021.
June Edna Rosenbaum
June Edna Rosenbaum, 94, of LaCrosse passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.June was born June 5, 1927, in San Pierre to the late John and Dorothea (Eckert) Batzka. June attended LaCrosse High School and graduated in 1945. On Sept. 23, 1950, in San Pierre, June married Irwin Rosenbaum... Read More
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 3, 2021.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Ken Bellamy
Ken Bellamy, 42, of Michiana Shores, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Nov. 30, 2021.Due to COVID, there will be no visitation hours; private family services will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2021.
Lucas Andrew Burns
Lucas Andrew Burns, 27, of La Porte passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Queen of All Saints Church. Burial will follow in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday... Read More
Root Funeral Home Inc
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2021.
John Gahr
John Gahr passed away at home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Dec. 1, 2021, at the age of 68.He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Leah Smith (Billy); and his two granddaughters, Estee and Margot, who knew him as "Grand Poobah."John will be remembered for his incredible integrity... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2021.
Shirley Marie Sydow
Shirley Marie Sydow, 79, of Michigan City passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 4:58 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in her home.She was born May 15, 1942, to Charles Becht and Nellie Mildred (Smith) Thorndyke.Shirley was employed as a Paraprofessional for Michigan City... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2021.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Curtis Eugene Anderson
Curtis Eugene Anderson was born on March 20, 1955, to Charles Anderson and Fannie Anderson.He and his family moved to Michigan City in 1969 from Peoria, Illinois. Curtis attended Elston High School, and later joined the U.S. Army.Curtis was a gentleman of few words. His smile was... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 1, 2021.
Bruce David Engle
Bruce David Engle, 73, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Northwest Health-Porter.Bruce was born on Aug. 2, 1948, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to Victor and Lucille (Dobbs) Engle.On Sept. 25, 1971, at St. John's Lutheran Church in La Porte, Indiana, he married Nancy Neuendorf... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Dec. 1, 2021.
Sadie M. Melady
Sadie M. Melady, 100, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Miller's Merry Manor, New Carlisle.She was born on Dec. 23, 1920, in New Carlisle to the late Orsen and Mollie (Hooton) Bunton and was a lifelong area resident.On March 9, 1941, as Sadie M. Bunton... Read More
Kaniewski Funeral Homes - New Carlisle
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Richard James Harley (Rick)
Richard (Rick) James Harley, 66, passed away Nov. 23, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with Dementia. He was born on Sept. 29, 1955, to Richard (Ulysses) Harley and Elenore (Jean) Harley. Rick spent his youth in Medaryville, Indiana, and later moved to Westville. He graduated... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 30, 2021.
Deana Murray
Deana Murray, 92, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.Deana was born June 3, 1929, to the late John and Marie (Prince) Demas.On Nov. 16, 1946, Deana married Kenneth D. Murray, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1991.Deana worked at American Rubber as an inspector... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 30, 2021.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Maria Elsa Esper
Maria Elsa Esper, 90, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her home Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at 8:05 a.m. in Las Cruces.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 29, 2021.
Betty Ruth Kessler (Jardine)
Betty Ruth (Jardine) Kessler, 95, of La Porte, Indiana, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2021, surrounded by family.Betty was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas, and adopted as an infant by Edmund and Alvina (Malchow) Jardine.Betty was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 29, 2021.
Priscilla Ladwig
Priscilla Ladwig, 81, of Michigan City passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Valparaiso, Indiana.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home; burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p... Read More
Root Funeral Home Inc
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 29, 2021.
Barbara J. Piechnik
Barbara J. Piechnik, 93, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at 10:45 p.m. in Franciscan Health Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana.Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 29, 2021.
Richard L. Synave
Richard L. Synave, 77, of Michigan City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City.Services will be held at the Root Funeral Home, Michigan City, on Thursday at 10 a.m., with burial to follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte. Visitation will... Read More
Root Funeral Home Inc
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 29, 2021.
Russell S. Talbutt
Russell "Russ" Scott Talbutt, 63, of Michigan City passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City.Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home, with burial following in Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be held... Read More
Root Funeral Home Inc
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 29, 2021.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Kathleen M. Dolohery
Kathleen M. Dolohery, 63, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Fountainview Terrace in La Porte.Kathleen "Kathy" was born on June 8, 1958, in La Porte, Indiana, to Alfred "Ted" and Judith "Judy" I. (Schroeder) Dolohery.Surviving are her parents of La Porte; sister, Julia; and... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 26, 2021.
Sharon E. Sehorn
Sharon E. Sehorn, 78, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at 5:40 a.m. in her home.Private family services will be conducted. Burial will take place in Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, Indiana. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, Indiana, is... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 26, 2021.
John Vaio
John Vaio, age 82, Emeritus Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, passed away on Nov. 19, 2021, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.John graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in New York in 1961, and was featured on the cover of Time... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 26, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Victor E. Asch
Victor E. Asch, age 92, a lifelong resident of New Buffalo, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.His life began July 19, 1929, in South Bend, Indiana, to Homer and Mary Asch.He married Catherine Murabito May 14, 1953, in Crown Point, Indiana. After 53 years of marriage, she preceded... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2021.
Walter Lee Hoard
Rev. Walter Lee Hoard, formerly of Everett, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord Nov. 19, 2021. He had been receiving care at the Island Home Park in Knoxville, Tennessee.Walter was born March 16, 1930, in DeSoto, Missouri, the third child to Robert Hoard and Olive (Lee) Hoard.... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2021.
Jose Antwon Jenkins Jr.
On Jan. 6, 2003, a King was born, Jose Antwon Jenkins Jr., in Michigan City, Indiana, to Jose A. Jenkins Sr. and Shontelle Jenkins.Jose A. Jenkins, 18, affectionately known as "Moehead," got his nickname from his uncle Scott.Jose accepted Christ at an early age. He was a Michigan... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2021.
Francis E. Mark
Francis E. Mark, 88, of Michigan City, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Queen of All Saints Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021... Read More
Root Funeral Home Inc
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2021.
Mary Annette Smith
Mary Annette Smith was born May 3, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, to Robert Smith Sr. and Essie Lee Smith. She was the oldest of five children. Two of her siblings, Robert Smith Jr. and Vernestine Lee, have preceded her in death.Mary received her education through the Chicago Public... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2021.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Gertrude A. Losiniecki
Gertrude A. Losiniecki, 55, La Porte, Indiana, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at 4:26 a.m. in Northwest Health-La Porte, La Porte, Indiana.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 24, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Gail Lynn Schroeder
Gail Lynn Schroeder, 65, of New Carlisle passed away peacefully at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in her home.She was born March 28, 1956, in La Porte, Indiana, to Robert and Patricia (Helt) Herod.Gail loved her family deeply and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.Surviving... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 23, 2021.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Arthur Wayne Davis
Arthur Wayne Davis was born on July 20, 1942, in New Buffalo, Michigan. According to his mother, Karma Mann Davis, the night before his birth was the hottest night of the year. She and Wayne's father, Arthur Davis, took their children to sleep on the beach along the shore of Lake... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Marian Heath
Marian Heath, 91, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Fountainview Terrace.Marian was born on April 20, 1930, in La Porte, Indiana, to Raymond Homer and Edna Emma (Hoeppner) Link.On June 3, 1953, she married Harold Otha Heath, who preceded her in death on March 14... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Betty Jane Herrold
Our Beloved mother, Betty Jane Herrold, 92, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.Betty was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Frazee, Minnesota, to the late Cleveland and Edith (Stillings) Graham.Betty married James Henry Herrold on Oct. 15, 1949. He passed away Jan. 10, 1979... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Doris Leah Lewalski
Doris Leah Lewalski, 88, of Michigan City passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2021, at her home in Michigan City.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home. Burial will follow services in Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be held on... Read More
Root Funeral Home Inc
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Garland Mullins
Garland Mullins, 81, of La Porte passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Northwest Health-La Porte.Garland was born on Feb. 9, 1940, in Waldo, Kentucky, to Jasper and Eva (Hale) Mullins.On June 9, 1979, in Fish Lake, Indiana, he married Margie Fisher, who survives.Also surviving... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Dennis D. Phillips
Dennis D. Phillips, 74, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at 3:48 a.m. in his home surrounded by his family.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana,... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Bridget "Dolly" Schiavone
Bridget "Dolly" Florence Schiavone (née Rossi), 93, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her beloved husband and family.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Queen of All Saints... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Gerald Wayne Yourist
Gerald Wayne Yourist I, age 71, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.Gerald was born on June 25, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois, to Marvin H. Yourist and Imogene (Foulks) Lewis, who preceded him in death.He is survived by his son, Gerald Wayne Yourist II;... Read More
Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Patricia Mary "Pat" Bolakowski
Patricia "Pat" Mary Bolakowski, 82, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, was called home by God on Nov. 16, 2021.Born on Oct. 18, 1939, to Mamie and Anthony "Toney" Pekofske of Rolling Prairie, Indiana. Pat fulfilled her dream of farming when her and her husband, Thaddeus Bolakowski, purchased... Read More
Kaniewski Funeral Homes - New Carlisle
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 19, 2021.
Dr. Victor Contri
Dr. Victor Contri, 73, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in his home.He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Hugo and Millicent (Obradovich) Contri.Dr. Contri graduated from Merrillville High School, Indiana University and... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 19, 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Phyllis Ann Carty
Phyllis Ann Carty, 91, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at 8:10 a.m. in her home.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana, with Rev. Jordan... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 18, 2021.
Chester M. Krusinski
Chester M. Krusinski, 91, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at 10:03 a.m. in Franciscan Health Michigan City.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City,... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 18, 2021.
Mary Beth Watterson
On Friday, Sept. 24, the Lord's angels carried Mary Beth Watterson's soul to meet Him and be reunited with her parents.She was born May 16, 1949, in La Porte to Jim and Helen Reed.She married the love of her life, Charles Watterson Jr., who survives, on July 3, 1992. They moved to... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 18, 2021.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Phyllis Ann Carty
Phyllis Ann Carty, 91, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at 8:10 a.m. in her home.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana, with Rev. Jordan... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2021.
Winifred R. Kolar
Winifred R. Kolar, 98, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.Winifred was born Thursday, March 15, 1923, in La Porte to Jacob and Rose (Mizar) Dreiner, and resided here all her life.On July 5, 1947, she married George E. Kolar, who preceded her in death on Sept.... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2021.
Gary M. McCammon
Gary M. McCammon passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 13, 2021. He left this world exactly as he would have wanted, swiftly and on his way to dinner and drinks.Gary started his lifelong adventure in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to Chicago in his 20s to pursue his career in medical malpractice... Read More
Cooney Funeral Homes - Chicago
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2021.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Sue Ann Biggs
Sue A. Biggs, 85, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at 4:52 a.m. in her home, surrounded by her family.Per her wishes, there will be no service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, Indiana, is handling... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 16, 2021.
Susan M. Gulstrom
Susan M. Gulstrom, 81, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in Life Care Center of Michigan City, surrounded by her family.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Buffalo and 10th... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 16, 2021.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Kevin M. Marciniak
Kevin M. Marciniak, age 40, of Michiana Shores, Indiana, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Kevin was born on Oct. 1, 1981, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Stephen and Cheryl Marciniak.He is survived by his parents; brothers, Nicholas Marciniak and Scot (Jake... Read More
Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2021.
Keith Otto Morris (aka 'KO')
Keith Otto Morris, age 75, of Leitchfield, Kentucky, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.He was born on Sept. 30, 1946, in Hudson, Michigan, to Cecil A. and Wanda E. Morris, who both preceded him in death. On Nov. 28, 1970, Keith married the... Read More
Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2021.
Roger L. Pedzinski
Roger L. Pedzinski, 83, of La Porte passed away unexpectedly at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in his home.He was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Louis and Beulah (Heins) Pedzinski.Roger worked at the Budd Company in Gary for many years and then at PNC, where he... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Mary Ann Finney
Mary Ann Finney, 64, of Walkerton passed away peacefully at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in her home.She was born Feb. 21, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, to Robert and Marion (Armarlis) Gilroy.Mary was an avid biker and motorcycle enthusiast. She was a dedicated wife, daughter,... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 12, 2021.
Patricia A. Finney
Patricia A. Finney, 85, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 9:11 a.m. in Miller's Health & Rehab, La Porte, Indiana.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 12, 2021.
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