Chesterton Tribune

Zane McCoole dies at age 63

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Zane R. McCoole, age 63 of Ogden Dunes, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Ogden Dunes.

She was born April 11, 1948 in Nurenberg, Germany to Rudolph and Lydia (Stelmachers) Bauman. Zane and her parents were all of Latvian heritage.

On March 17, 1984 in Porter, Ind., she married Charles McCoole, who survives in Ogden Dunes.

She is also survived by her sister, Dace Saunders of Portage, Ind.; brother-in-law, Donald “Spike” McCoole of Chesterton, and sisters-in-laws, Kathleen “Sis” McCoole, Bonnie (James) Tilden, and Delores (James) Isbey, all of Chesterton, and Karen “Snook” (Donald) Pisowicz of Porter. Also surviving are many much loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son Andrew McCoole.

She was a legal secretary for Reed & Smith Attorneys for 27 years.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Pastor Fred Hoover officiating.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County, 2404 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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Posted 3/16/2012