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Visitation set for Sharlene Lachner, 75

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Sharlene M. Lachner, 75, of Otis, Indiana, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Lynn Whiting.

She was born March 1, 1936 in East Chicago, Indiana to Harold and Geraldine (Shelley) Humes.

On September 28, 1956 in Chesterton, Ind., she married Marion Lachner, Jr. who preceded her in death on April 17, 2008.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Poston and Lynn (Jeff) Whiting, both of Westville; three sons, Jeffrey Lachner and Greg (Connie) Lachner, both of Otis and Michael (Cathy) Lachner of Plainfield, Ind.; a brother, Tom Humes of Otis; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Cody, Kasim, Shelly, Christopher, Jason, Kevin and Scott; nine great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

She was the Post Master at the U.S. Post Office in Otis, Ind., and also worked as a clerk at Walgreen's.

Sharlene was a graduate of Chesterton High School and enjoyed western movies.

There will be no funeral services. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN. Cremation will take place.

Contributions may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

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Posted 12/14/2011