Chesterton Tribune

Services Friday for Olive Belle Kilander 93

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Olive Belle Kilander, age 93, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Waters of Duneland.

She was born on March 17, 1918 in Francesville, Ind., to Charles and Elizabeth (Irven) Rhinehart, both of whom preceded her in death.

In Francesville, on February 12, 1937, she married Melvin J. Kilander, who also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son David (Jane) Kilander of Jackson Township, daughter-in-law Linda Kilander of Chesterton, grandchildren Deborah (Greg) Moss of Jackson Township; Ginny (William Hopkins) Kilander of Laramie, Wyo.; Aaron (Ericka) Kilander of Jackson Township and Skott (Jennifer) Kilander of Harrisburg, Penn.

Also, great-grandchildren Taylor, Zachary and Caden Mockler, Madison and Connor Kilander, step great-grandchildren Madelyn and Drake Moss and siblings Donna Weltzin of Wisconsin, Alma (Robert) Hubeny of Kewanna, Ind. and brother Jim Rhinehart of Ohio.

Olive was also preceded in death by a son, Larry L. Kilander, three brothers and four sisters.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chesterton. She had worked at the L & M Shoe Store and Diness Jewelers in Chesterton.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 30, from 4 until 8 at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton Indiana.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 31, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Cathy Allison Officiating. Burial will be at Francesville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to VNA Hospice of Porter County.

For additional information, please call White-Love Funeral Home at 219-926-1309.

 Posted 6/29/2011