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Elizabeth M. Tarchala service Saturday

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Elizabeth Marion Tarchala, age 75 of Porter, Ind., passed away Tuesday, May 14 2013.

She was born August 16, 1937, in Roselawn, Ill., to Kenneth and Phyllis (Hepburn) Stephens, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, Eugene (Emily) Strange of Arlington, Texas, and Marc (Keri) Tarchala of Overland Park, Kansas; daughters Shaun (Richard) Beecher of Martinsville, Ind., Peggy (Charles) Thomas of Chesterton, Ind., and Colleen (Jan) Olstad of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Barney Tarchala; son James Strange and daughter Sherry Strange.

Elizabeth worked as a nurse for Methodist Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Chesterton First United Methodist Church, 434 South 2nd Street, Chesterton.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

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Posted 5/15/2013