Donna J. Powell, age 80 of LaPorte, Ind., formerly of Chesterton, passed
away Sunday, April 1, 2012.
She was born May 7, 1931 in Valparaiso, Ind., to William M. and Alma S. (Dellenbach)
Foss, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was married to Paul F. Powell, who preceded her in death in 1985.
She is survived by her sons, Paul L. (Gem) Powell of Madison, Maine, and
William A. (Katie) Powell of Chambersburg, Penn.; daughter, Nancy (Don)
Disterheft of LaPorte, Ind.; step-daugher, Deborah (Mike) Geist of
Springfield, Ill., grandchildren, Kelli (Justin) Goins, Rachel Powell, Becka
Powell, Ruth-Ann (Brady) Ladd, Joshua Powell, Andrew Powell, Kristin
(Benjamin) Klas, James Powell, Aaron Powell and Isaac Powell;
step-grandchildren, Melissa Anderson, Jenni Geist and Michael Geist and 11
Prior to her marriage, Donna worked in assembly and inspection at Raymond
Pierce, a manufacturer of beer signs. After her husband passed away in 1985,
she worked for AmCorp, in Chesterton, for many years.
The funeral is set for Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Thomas Dewlen
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held on
Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, 11:00
a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
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