Stephanie R. Kleist, age 91, of Porter, IN, passed away on
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in Chesterton.
She was born January 6, 1917
in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Henarski) Matusik, both of whom
preceded her in death.
On May 12, 1934 in
Valparaiso, she married Christian Kleist, who preceded her in death on
February 18, 1986.
Stephanie is survived by her
daughter, Christine Trook of Porter; grandchildren, Holly Moore and Heather
Burton; sister in law, Kay Matusik of Calumet City, Ill; great
grandchildren, Tara Burton, Trisha Burton, Joy Moore and Harmony Burton and
many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in
death by brothers, Edward, Frank and Henry Matusik; and sister, Helen Miko.
Stephanie formerly worked as
a waitress, and during World War II worked at Carnegie Steel.
She was a former member of the Women of the Moose at the Chesterton
Moose Lodge and enjoyed bingo and reading.
Funeral services Rev. James
Meade officiating, will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 22, at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Interment will be Monday, Nov. 24
directly at Cedar Park Cemetery, 12540 S. Halsted St., Chicago.
Visitation will be Saturday
from 9 a.m. until the time of service at noon.
Memorials may be made to the
Building Fund at St. Patrick Catholic Church.