Sheila Midkiff, age 69 of Chesterton, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011
at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Ind.
She was born June 5, 1942 to Louis and Carmen (Petersen) Clapack, both of
whom preceded her in death.
Sheila is survived by her daughters, Stephanie (Jeff) Joll of Valparaiso and
Chris Brandt of Porter; grandchildren, Ethan and Sophia Joll and Marrin and
Miranda Brandt; step-mother, Germaine Clapack; step-sister, Micheline
Beattie; special friends, the Verheage and Antone families; and cat and
special companion, Stormy.
Sheila was a teacher at Yost Elementary School for 25 years. She loved
teaching and was active in tutoring after retirement. She was an avid reader
and loved the Blues. She was an awesome mother and grandmother.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Father Jerry
Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions for Sheila may be made to the VNA Hospice Center of
Online condolences may be left for the family at