Chesterton Tribune

Gwen O'Brien memorial service set

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Gwen O達rien, age 45 of Porter, Indiana, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 at her home.

She was born August 15, 1965 in Point Place, Ohio to Graham and Joyce (Van Sant) Edwards, who preceded her in death.

She was married to Kevin O達rien, who survives of Porter.

Gwen is also survived by her son, Kevin O達rien; sister, Gina (Dave) Collins of Chesterton; brother, Greg Edwards; mother in law, Ruth O達rien of Toledo, Ohio; sister in law, Maureen (Matt) O達rien Schenk; brothers in law, John Patrick (Carin) O達rien of LaPeer, Mich., and Douglas O達rien of Denver, Colo.; nephews, Scott and David Collins, Ian, Matty, Ethan, Matthew and Liam; and nieces, Brooke, Hannah and Erin.

Gwen was an area resident for 10 years, coming from Point Place, Ohio. She was a homemaker who was fond of reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed attending school functions with her son, and was very supportive of him.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Cremation was performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio

Memoiral donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Posted 5/24/2011