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Mary Ann Betz dies at 84

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Mary Ann Betz, age 84, of Porter, passed away Monday August 4, 2009 at the Life Care Center in Michigan City.

Mary Ann was born December 4, 1924 in Walkerton, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Abberger) Hoeppner, both of whom preceded her in death.

On October 9, 1948 in LaPorte, she married Dayton E. Betz, who preceded her in death in 1982.

She is survived by a son, Douglas D. (Susan) Betz of Chesterton; a daughter, Susan Marie (Daniel) Dekoker of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Lesley Dekoker, Amanda Martin, Angela Betz and Rebecca Betz.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Carl, Anton and James Hoeppner and sister, Barbara Buche.

Mary Ann was a homemaker and member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was active with the church for many years as a Sunday School teacher and quilted with the ladies aide.

Funeral Service, Rev. Erik Fickel officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 10 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 E. 1100 N., Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on from 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 9, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Posted 8/5/2009