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Cheiko Michel services Saturday

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Chieko Michel passed away quietly at her home in Chesterton, Ind., on Monday, July 1, 2013.

Chieko was born on January 25, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan, to Chvdzoh and Kin (Jsiv) Shina. She was the eldest of eight siblings.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Andrew A. Michel Jr. of Chesterton; son, Charles A. Michel and daughter-in-law Michelle A. Michel of Cicero, Ind.; and grandson, Nathan Lee Michel, of Valparaiso, Ind.

Chieko was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was also very active in the Tenrikyo Church.

Funeral services will be held at Graceland Cemetery, 1505 East Morthland Dr., Valparaiso, Ind., at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6. Services will be officiated by Pastor Bob Kimura.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., 46304.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Porter County Hospice Center for their support in her final days. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, or VNA Hospice of Porter County. Condolences to the family may be left at


Posted 7/3/2013