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Friday, January 21, 2022
Joan M. Konkey Coughlin
Joan M. Konkey Coughlin, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, leaving us with memories of strength and dignity. Her Christian upbringing and values guided her throughout her lifetime. She was born at home Sept. 7, 1933, to John and Lilah (Bohnstadt) Konkey on the family farm... Read More
Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2022.
Charles Junior Galbreath
Charles Junior Galbreath, 91, of Hanna and Osceola, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. "Chuck" or "Charlie," as he was known, was born May 26, 1930, to Charles and Bertha Galbreath and was a lifelong area resident. Charlie met Lois Hunsley of Hanna, Indiana, and they... Read More
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2022.
Carl Edwin MacKay Lintner
Carl Edwin MacKay Lintner, 78, of Kingsford Heights passed away on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family. Carl was born on May 12, 1943, in Jasper County, Indiana, to Harry and Flossie Elsie (Poisel) Lintner. On May 21, 2016, in La Porte, Indiana, he married... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2022.
John "Tom" McGing
John "Tom" McGing, 84, of La Porte, formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at 1:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at Miller's Health & Rehab, La Porte. He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to John T. McGing Sr. and Eleanor (Schmidt) McGing. John graduated... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2022.
Ellen Franks Newsom
Ellen Franks Newsom died on Jan. 18, 2022, at the age of 79 following a very short battle with mesothelioma. Born to Alice and Wendell Franks on April 8, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland, Ellen grew up on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan in Long Beach, Indiana. She graduated from the... Read More
Welch Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2022.
James H. Teeters
James H. Teeters, 86, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at 7:58 a.m. in his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana, with Chaplain Rich Stoll officiating... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2022.
James Martin Vandewalker
James M. Vandewalker, 81, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, died Jan. 11, 2022, in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. He was born Aug. 31, 1940, in La Porte, Indiana, the son of John and Dorothy (Swarthout) Vandewalker. James served in the U.S. Army and worked as a civilian airport mechanic.... Read More
Haverstock Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2022.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Robert John Jurkowski
Robert John Jurkowski, 85, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Robert was born on May 17, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Stanley and Mary (Szawica) Jurkowski. On Oct. 15, 1960, Robert married Charlotte Stayback, who preceded him in death on July... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2022.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Lorenzo "Blubby" Davis
Lorenzo "Blubby" Davis departed this life on Jan. 6, 2022, at Franciscan Health. A Celebration of Life will take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at 12 noon at Coleman and Hicks Chapel, 101 S. Karwick Rd., Michigan City, Indiana, with viewing from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial... Read More
Coleman & Hicks Funeral Home and Crematory - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 19, 2022.
Harry M. Rinker
Harry M. Rinker, 75, of La Porte passed away peacefully at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at Northwest Health-La Porte. He was born Aug. 22, 1946, in La Porte, Indiana, to Harry "Lee" and Dolores (Salisbury) Rinker. Harry was a member of First Church of God, La Porte for the past... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2022.
Phyllis J. Smoker
Phyllis J. Smoker, 88, of Wanatah passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. She was born June 29, 1933, in Bunker Hill, Indiana, to Alva and Opal (Childers) Buckalew, and graduated from Clay Township High School in 1951. Phyllis was a member of Salem United Church... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 19, 2022.
Madeline Tetzloff
Madeline Tetzloff, 87, of Michigan City passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2022. She was born on Feb. 18, 1934, in Kentucky to Newton and Lillian (Wireman) Allen. In 1951 she married her longtime husband, Roger L. Tetzloff. Madeline enjoyed working in her garden and will always... Read More
Newhard Funeral Home - Westville
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 19, 2022.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Heather Anne Balon
Heather Anne Balon (Dudley), 64, of Wanatah, Indiana, passed away peacefully in the arms of her husband on Jan. 15, 2022, after a long battle with Huntington's disease. Heather was born on March 11, 1957, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Indiana when she met her husband, Ron... Read More
Newhard Funeral Home - Westville
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2022.
Richard Alexander Corbett
Richard Alexander Corbett, born Jan. 7, 1943, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Alexander "Jack" Corbett and Lilas Bickel Corbett, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Houston, Texas. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lilas Corbett; sister, Sue... Read More
Joseph J. Earthman Generations Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2022.
Barry J. Hoffman
Barry J. Hoffman, 72, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 9:45 p.m. in Franciscan Health Michigan City. Private family services and burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2022.
Paul Majot Lau
Paul Majot Lau, age 66, passed away on Jan. 12, 2022, after a courageous battle with heart disease. Paul was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on June 15, 1955, to David and Mary-Lynn (Majot) Lau. Growing up, Paul was a talented athlete. At Elston High School, he was the center for... Read More
Reyers North Valley Chapel
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2022.
Christine V. Lehman
Christine V. (Summa) Lehman of La Porte, Indiana, left this world Jan. 13, 2022, at La Porte Regional Medical Center. She was 78 years young. Born Jan. 29, 1943, in Hazard County, Kentucky, to Homer and Myrtle (Fields) Begley, Chris was the sixth of seven children. She moved to North... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2022.
Blythe Ann Topa
Blythe Ann Topa, 68, of Trail Creek, Indiana, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. At Blythe's request there will be no services. Family will hold a private gathering at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 18, 2022.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Laylani La'Ree Erdahl
Laylani La'Ree Erdahl was born on Oct. 31, 2019, to the union of Wade and LaTisha Erdahl. She was a faithful member of Deliverance & Victory Five Fold Worship Center in Michigan City, Indiana. She definitely earned her title as one of the D & V church babies. She loved watching... Read More
Coleman & Hicks Funeral Home and Crematory - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2022.
Charles Roger Farley
Charles Roger Farley, 82, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Roger was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, to Margaret Ilene and Elmer Farley. On Dec. 26, 1962, Roger married Mary Constance Collard in Lordsburg, New Mexico, who preceded him in death... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2022.
Brenda J. Hatfield
Brenda J. Hatfield, 78, of Union Pier was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan. A celebration of life service was held on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Sommerfeld Chapel – New Buffalo, Michigan. Memorial contributions... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2022.
Ryan K. Higley
Ryan K. Higley, 49, of Carmel, loving father, son and brother, passed away Jan. 10, 2022. He was born Dec. 23, 1972, in La Porte, Indiana, and was a graduate of La Porte High School, Class of 1991. After graduating high school, Ryan joined the United States Air Force. He served... Read More
Leppert Mortuary & Crematory Services - Carmel Chapel
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2022.
Larry Wade Peek
Larry Wade Peek, 76, passed away on Jan. 12, 2022. Larry was born in Booneville, Mississippi, to Edward B. and Martha M. Peek (nee Lawrence), who preceded him in death. Larry graduated from Isaac C. Elston High School in 1963. He joined the Naval Reserve and served two years overseas... Read More
Dugan Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 17, 2022.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Francis Flanagan (Frank)
Francis (Frank) Flanagan passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Center For Hospice Care, Mishawaka, Indiana. Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Sept. 23, 1941, to Patrick and Ruth (Curda) Flanagan. On Dec. 10, 1966, in Michigan City, Indiana, he married Sandra Bartels... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2022.
Ronald Helton
Ronald Helton, 88, of Apache Junction, Arizona, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 10:36 p.m. in his home. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2022.
Reverend Vladimir Janeczek
Reverend Vladimir Janeczek, age 88, of Michigan City, Indiana, formerly of Hammond, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. He was born May 29, 1933, in the district of Mielec, Poland. Fr. Janeczek was ordained a priest on April 19, 1959. He arrived in the Diocese of Gary... Read More
Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2022.
Patricia E. Kellems
Patricia E. Kellems, 82, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Northwest Health-Portage. Patricia was born on June 19, 1939, in La Porte, Indiana, to Guy and Evelyn (Cassidy) Houston. Surviving are her fiancé, Tom Perschke; children, Vicki (Dan Harcz) Kellems, Greg (Trisha)... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2022.
Tabitha Ann Landess
Tabitha Ann Landess, 47, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, formerly of Michigan City, passed away on Nov. 26, 2021, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after a courageous fight with cancer. A time to celebrate her life will be held on March 19, 2022, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Michigan City DAV.... Read More
Root Funeral Home Inc
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2022.
George W. "Bill" Meyers Jr.
George "Bill" W. Meyers Jr., age 77, of Union Mills passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Decatur, Indiana. Bill was born on Oct. 24, 1944, to George William and Esther (Marsh) Meyers. On Dec. 4, 1965, in La Porte, Indiana, he married Cheryl Denise Bunton, who preceded him in... Read More
Cutler Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2022.
Ann M. Reed
Ann M. Reed, 91, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Ann was born May 25, 1930, in Chicago the daughter of Albert and Karolina (Plany) Lestinsky. On May 21, 1950, Ann married Roland Reed, who preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2012. Ann is survived by her... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2022.
Florene Troyer
Florene Troyer, 84, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 6:37 p.m. in Trail Creek Place, Michigan City, Indiana. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 10th and Buffalo Streets, Michigan City... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 14, 2022.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Ollivette Greene
Ollivette Greene, age 92, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Ollivette is survived by her son, Robert W. (Dorcus) Greene Jr.; daughter, Pamela (Dennis) Edgington; daughter, Carolyn Dickinson; and son, Ronald M. (Renee) Greene. A private memorial service... Read More
Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 13, 2022.
Robbie June Hardin
With great sadness the family of Robbie June Hardin announces her passing on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2021. She was a resident of Delmar Gardens in Smyrna, Georgia. She lived with her daughter, Cynthia, for several years after relocating to Atlanta in 2007. Robbie was preceded in... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 13, 2022.
Mary Ann Petrick
Mary Ann Petrick, 80, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at 9:04 a.m. in Aperion Care-Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 13, 2022.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Evelyn Caroline Marie Kessler
Evelyn Caroline Marie Kessler, 90, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Millers Merry Manor. She was born June 21, 1931, in New Buffalo, Michigan, the daughter of Fred and Emily (French) Kless. A lifelong resident of the area, Evelyn worked as an inspector... Read More
Haverstock Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 12, 2022.
Thomas E. Kollar
Thomas E. Kollar, 63, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at 6:08 p.m. in his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. He was born June 20, 1958, in... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 12, 2022.
Jean L. Larson
Jean L. Larson, 92, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at home. Jean was born Dec. 6, 1929, in La Porte, Indiana, to Fred and Louise (Diesslin) Lenick, who preceded her in death. On June 14, 1952, in the La Porte United Methodist Church, Jean married Thomas... Read More
Essling Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 12, 2022.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Victor Jurksaitis
Victor Jurksaitis, age 68, of Beverly Shores, Indiana, passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Victor was born on Feb. 26, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Nina (Horn) Jurksaitis. Victor is survived by his mother, Nina; and sisters, Silvia Ankus and Indre (Robert... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2022.
Patricia Komp
Patricia A. Komp, 76, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Miller's Merry Manor, New Carlisle. She was born May 1, 1945, in La Porte, Indiana, to Thomas O. and Eva M. (Shaw) Newton. Patricia's passion was sewing, crocheting, knitting, reading... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2022.
Anne Marie Marbach
Anne Marie Marbach, 50, of Zephyrhills, Florida, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at her residence following a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was born on April 5, 1971, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Walter Gainer and Roberta (Martin) Heuer, who both survive. Anne was united... Read More
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2022.
Daniel Norman Nespo
After a life well lived, Daniel N. Nespo, 91, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2022. Born on Dec. 2, 1930, in Long Beach, Indiana, he was the son of the late Frank and Martha (Firanek) Nespo. His brother, Fran Nespo; and grandson also preceded him in death. On Aug. 28, 1954, Daniel... Read More
McGann Hay Funerals, Cremations, and Gatherings, Forest G. Hay Chapel
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2022.
Carol A. Rush
Carol A. Rush, 74, of Three Oaks passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. A celebration of life gathering will be held from noon to 2 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Sommerfeld Chapel, 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, Michigan. Memorial... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2022.
Patrick M. Ryan
Patrick (Pat) Ryan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in his home in Michigan City, Indiana. Pat was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on March 14, 1973, to Michael and Janet (Mochan) Ryan. As a child, Pat spent many days on Lake Michigan mastering the art of catching... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2022.
Everett Arnold Slavey Sr.
Everett Arnold Slavey Sr., age 79, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. He was born on July 30, 1942, in Evarts, Kentucky, to Luke and Della Slavey, who both preceded him in death. Everett is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn (nee Heims);... Read More
Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services - Michigan City
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2022.
Helmuth Dietrich Anton Warns
Helmuth Dietrich Anton Warns, age 82, passed away Dec. 11, 2021, in Destin, Florida. He was born on March 14, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, to Dietrich Warns and Therese "Ria" Sick Warms. Helmuth was an Army veteran and spent his career working for the city of Chicago Water Department... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch from Jan. 6 to Jan. 10, 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022
David Allen Bolka
David A. Bolka, 68, died peacefully at home Jan. 1, 2022. He was born Jan. 27, 1953, in Michigan City, Indiana, the son of John J. Bolka Jr. and Katherine Ann (Nowfel) Bolka. David graduated from Elston Senior High School, class of 1970. He received a Bachelor's of Science degree... Read More
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 7, 2022.
John N. Dull
John N. Dull, 83, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 9:17 a.m. in Franciscan Health Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Buffalo and 10th streets... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 7, 2022.
Melissa Keppen
Melissa Marie Keppen, 42, of La Porte passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City. She was born Dec. 27, 1979, in Webster, Texas, to Glenn A. Cheek and Jennifer L. (Hinesley) Bryant. Melissa graduated from Bremen High School in 1998. She went... Read More
Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 7, 2022.
James Alton Little
James Alton Little was born July 18, 1953, in Paris, Illinois, and died in Logansport, Indiana, on Jan. 1, 2022. James was the son of Betty (Sweazey) Little and the late Alton Lee "Jim" Little, who raised him and his brother, Greg, in Libertyville, Indiana. James taught at Schulte... Read More
Kroeger Funeral Home - Logansport
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 7, 2022.
Nina Miller
Nina Miller, 81, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at 2:45 p.m. at her home. Private family services will be conducted. Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. She was born March... Read More
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Published in La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Jan. 7, 2022.
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