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Marian Cuellar dies at 88

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Marian Norma Cuellar, a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and Sunday School teacher, whose love and nuturing touched the lives of many, was born January 3, 1920 in Missouri. Marian, 88, passed away May 1, 2008 at her home in Valparaiso.

A long-time Porter resident, she was preceded in death by loving husbands, Paul (Jack) Evans (1914-1943) and Luis L. Cuellar, Sr. (1916-2004)

She is survived by eight children, Billie (Barb) Evans, of Lake Station, Sue Vance, of Michigan City, Sandra Cuellar, of Porter, Patricia (Jim) Ireland, of Portage, Barbara (Loren) England, of Valparaiso, Linda (Dean) Christensen, of Chesterton, Luis L. (Sandra) Cuellar, Jr. DDS, of Valparaiso, Ani Cuellar of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Paul (Dawn) Evans, Shane (Shannon) Evans, Damita Evans, Danny (Ann) Vandiver, James (Renee) Vandiver, Susan (Leonard) Shields, George “Monty” (Dawn) Vance, Patrick (Debby) Vance, Kimberly Condon, Valerie (Shawn) Crane, David Maron, Beth Ireland, Marc (Jennifer) England, Maria (Michael) Micka, Anthony Hailey, Michael (Stephanie) Hailey, Donald (Debbie), Robin, Christian (Kimberly) and Patrick Christensen, Dawn (Christopher) Bohnert, Luis L. Cuellar, III DDS, Jillian (Jason) Kosiara, Robert Cuellar, Benjamin (Mary) Cowan, Ceili (Nicholas) Malokofsky;

Also, great-grandchildren, Chy-anne, Stephanie, and Abby Evans, Shane and Hannah Evans, Matthew and Lauren Vandiver, Jacob Hoover, Destiny and Cassie Vandiver, Christy (Rene) Garza, Matthew Shields, Hannah and Chloe Vance, Eric Bell, Kathy Madalyn and Patrick Vance, Laura, Jeremy and Roxi Schram, Catey Condon, Noah Williams, Abigayle Gondeck, David, Shawn and Sarah Crane, Marc and Zoe England, Aiko and Molly Hailey, Donald, Ashley, Zachary and Christian Christensen, Jessica, Stephanie and Andrew Bohnert, Declan Cowan, Gweneth and Logan Malokofsky and great-great grandchildren, Lauren and Jacob Garza, Ceana Lesinko.

She is also survived by sisters, Mary Clemens and Blanche Perfetto, as well as many nieces and nephews and other loved ones, Dallas Hailey and Wanda Tucker.

Funeral services, Rev. Ed Bontreger officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5 at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 4 and Monday from 10-11 a.m.


Posted 5/2/2008