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Henrietta Bowersox services set

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Henrietta (LaFayette) Bowersox, age 79 of Lakeland, Florida (formerly of Chesterton) passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 in Munster, Ind.

She was born December 20, 1931 in Browerville, Minnesota to August and Sophie (Pollock) Hudalla, who preceded her in death. Henrietta was married to Darl Bowersox, who survives of Lakeland, Fla. She is also survived by her sons, Robert (Linda) LaFayette of Griffith, Ind. and Richard (Frieda) LaFayette of Holiday, Fla.; daughters, Marsha (David) Ellis, Pamella (Brian) Berry and Michelle LaFayette, all of Chesterton; step daughter, Tara Moore of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Marvin Hudalla of St. Paul, Minn. and Vernon (Sharon) Hudalla of Charlotte, North Carolina; sisters, Bibiana (Clinton) Conrad of St. Paul, Minn. and Audrey Davis of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; grandchildren, Joshua (Patti) Ellis, Erron (Loren) Ellis, Elissa (Brian Dortmund) Ellis, Anna LaFayette, Kenneth LaFayette, Kathryn LaFayette, Rob (Amber) LaFayette, Christopher Berry and Katherine LaFayette; great grandchildren, Izabelle, Tristin, Anna, Gavin and Charlotte; and numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert W. LaFayette in 1989; step son, Bill Bowersox and 11 brothers and sisters.

Henrietta was a Chesterton resident from 1965 until 1992, when she moved with her husband, Darl, to Valparaiso and then to Florida.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Florida.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Pastor Gene Tanner officiating.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage, with burial of ashes at Marion National Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 6/6/2011