Rita I. Schallon,
age 91 of Chesterton, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the VNA Hospice
Center in Valparaiso, Ind.
She was born on
December 30, 1922, in Gary, Ind., to Alfred and Edna Barfoot Krabbenhoft,
both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by
her three children: Barbara (Bill) Davidson of Viera, Fla., Nancy Schallon
of Chesterton and James Schallon of Chesterton, as well as many nieces and
Rita was preceded
in death by her parents, her husband, Chester and brothers: Alfred, Norman
and Robert Krabbenhoft.
Rita was a member
of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Chesterton Woman’s Club. She was well
known for her sewing and was often asked if she would like to sew
professionally. She always declined because she preferred to sew dresses and
suits for her children as they were growing up. She would knit, crochet and
quilt for hours, hobbies which her children also benefited from. She also
enjoyed working in her garden.
Services will be
held at a later date at the Chesterton Cemetery.
Memorials may be
given to the Independent Cat Society, 4061 S County Line Rd., Westville, IN,
46391, and the VNA Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
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