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Elaine Dietz service Saturday

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Elaine Dietz, age 85, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at home with her family.

Elaine was born on June 10, 1929 in LaPorte, Ind., to Charles A. and Jeanette (McLain) Young.

She is survived by her children, Tim Dietz of Trail Creek, Ind., and Kerry Smiertelny of Chesterton; grandchildren, Amy Focosi, Sean Dietz, Danielle Smiertelny and Allison Smiertelny and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Dietz; son, Terry Dietz and great-granddaughter, Lydia.

Elaine was a homemaker. She helped co-create Able Disposal along with her husband and also formerly worked in the activities department of a local nursing home and earned her certification as an Activities Director. She was a member of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Royal Neighbors and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind. Memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment of cremains will take place at Chesterton Cemetery in Chesterton.

Elaine requested any memorial donations be made to a childrenís charity of the donorís choice.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 7/16/2014