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Clifford Krone dies at age 90

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Clifford Krone, age 90, of Jackson Township, IN, and formerly of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014. He was born on December 1, 1923 in Chicago, IL, to Henry and Margaret (Bee) Krone. He was married for 70 years to his loving wife, Lois (Johnson) Krone who survives. He is also survived by his son, David (Laura) Krone of Valparaiso, IN; daughters, Karen Sparks of Nashville, IN, Margaret “Peggy” (Jim) Lasky of Michigan City, IN, and Kirsten (Tom) Crowe of Leo, IN, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Harold; sister, Dorothy and son-in-law, Ben Sparks. Clifford was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army Finance Corp in 1945. He returned to his job at Commonwealth Edison in Chicago and later moved to Chesterton, IN to join his father-in-law, Earl Johnson and his wife, Belle in their Abatex dress making business. Cliff later worked at Morgan Lumber Co. and Chesterton State Bank. He enjoyed building and remodeling houses having finished three homes in the Chesterton area, the last being built in Jackson Township where he retired in 1988. Cliff enjoyed maintaining their four acre property and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, or Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100 N., Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 9/16/2014