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Muriel Schavey service set

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Muriel Schavey of Valparaiso passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the VNA Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso. She was 97.

Born Dec. 19, 1913 in Manitoba, Canada, she was the daughter of William Edward and Mary Matilda (Lamb) Delmage, both of whom preceded her in death. On Sept. 10, 1931, she married Harold Schavey, who preceded her in death in 1967.

Muriel is survived by her daughters Yvonne Carlson of Chesterton and Treva Larson of Valparaiso; grandchildren Debbie Ray of Summertree, Tenn., Valerie Vah of Chesterton, Sheldon Carlson of Collinsville, Ill., Christene Petersen of Valparaiso and Patricia Shaffer of Valparaiso; 11 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; sister Eva Udick of Portage; special niece Connie Dolak of Chesterton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Muriel was preceded in death by her grandson Jim Larson; sons-in-law Jim Larson and Raymond Carlson; and siblings Clifford, Elsie, Mervyn and Jack.

Muriel was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, the Banta Center and the Portage Historical Society. She was an avid seamstress, loved to crochet and make ceramics, creating keepsakes her family now has.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 2 at the Christ Lutheran Church, 2610 Campbell St., Valparaiso at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Castleman officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Valparaiso Care and Rehab and VNA Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, phone 926-1309.



Posted 3/31/2011