Evelyn Marie Johnson, age 91, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Monday,
June 24, 2013 at her home.
She was born June 24, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Victor E. and Ruth
Evelyn met her future husband, Delmar Johnson, of Chesterton, Ind., on one
of her many church activities, in which she was very active.
On April 27, 1947 she married Delmar T. Johnson, in Chicago, Ill.
This loving union lasted just over 50 years with Delmar passing away on May
She is survived by her two daughters and their families Adele (Ronn) Eggert
of Indianapolis, Ind., and Lynne (Thomas) Martin of Valparaiso, Ind.;
grandchildren, Jennifer Martin of Valparaiso, Samuel Dayton of Indianapolis
and Michele Dayton of Bloomington, Ind.; sister-in-law Gerri Dickert;
brother-in-law James Zaideman, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister Gertrude (Bruno) Tauras, brother and
sister-in-laws Wilbur and Edna Johnson, Lloyd and Betty Johnson, Helen and
Laverne Johnson, Arby Dickert, Lavonne Zaideman and Bruno Tauras.
Before her marriage, Evelyn attended Bryant and Stratton Business School in
Chicago, Ill., and shortly after graduation started working for United
Airlines at Midway Airport in Chicago. After marrying and moving to
Chesterton in 1947, she worked part time for Joseph P. Griffin, M.D. of
Chesterton while continuing her homemaking and church activities. She was a
member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, in Chesterton, where she held various
positions in the Lutheran Church Women. Evelyn was a charter member of the
Westchester Home Economics which met monthly for many years. She also
enjoyed playing pinochle monthly at her canasta club. Throughout her days in
Chicago and Chesterton she remained a loyal Cubs fan. Evelyn enjoyed
spending time with her husband, daughters and family, baking and
entertaining and keeping up with her Luther League and lifelong friends
Laverne Hubbard, Gloria Welch, Florence Werts, Marie Liljedahl, and Vivian
Evelyn will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with a
visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service, from Bethlehem Lutheran
Church, 2050 W. 1100 N., Chesterton, Ind., with Pastor Thelma Cobbler
officiating. Burial will be at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 28, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind.
Memorials for Evelyn may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100
N, Chesterton, IN, 46304, or to VNA Hospice of Valparaiso, 2404 Valparaiso
St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
For more information call White-Love Funeral Home at 219-926-1309.