Chesterton Tribune

Marlene Grantz dies at 72

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Michigan City resident Marlene A. Grantz, age 72, died Thursday, March 4, at St. Anthony Memorial Health Care.

She was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Chesterton, the daughter of Leo and Dorothy (Hagen) Wiesemann, who preceded her in death.

In 1959, at St. Patrick’s Church in Chesterton, she married Ronald Grantz, who also preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son Mark Grantz of Michigan City; daughters Leslie Crosby of Michigan City and Lynn (Paata Agapishvili) of Valparaiso; grandchildren Nicole and Scott Crosby of Michigan City and David and Medea Agapishvili of Valparaiso; and brothers Darrel (Donna) Wiesemann and Dean Wiesemann.

Marlene worked at J.C. Penney and Parco Baking Company. She loved animals and over the years she adopted and cared for many stray cats and dogs.

She leaves behind four cats and three dogs who adored her. She loved watching sports and news on TV.

A committal service was held today at 12 p.m. at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held on Sunday at Carlisle Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michiana Humane Society.

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Posted 3/8/2010