Former Chesterton resident Lillian C. Beyers of Hobart passed away Thursday,
Oct. 15, 2009 at Millers Merry Manor in Portage. She was 93.
She is survived by her son, James Beyers (Patricia) of Goodyear, Ariz.;
daughters Judy Christensen ("Hap") of Creede, Colorado and Jackie Rogers
(Joe) of Portage; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Irene
Garber of Portage, Louise Losinski (Ed) of Michigan City, and Joyce
Alessandrini (John) of Sun City, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Beyers; daughter Mary
Jane Jamison; grandson Greg Beyers; brother Clem Povlock; and sister
A longtime Hobart resident, she retired from McGill Manufacturing. She was a
member of St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary and St. Bridget Catholic Church
where she had been active in St. Anne’s Confraternity.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 19, beginning with 9:30 a.m.
prayers at Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, and then
proceeding to St. Bridget Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at
10 a.m. with Rev. Dominic V. Bertino celebrating the Mass.
Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Visitation will
be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel. St. Anne’s
will pray the Rosary Sunday at 3 p.m., and a St. Mary’s Auxiliary service
will be at 3:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice of
Valparaiso. For information, call 219-942-2109 or go online at