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Tamara Schulze services Monday

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Tamara Louise Schulze, age 73 of Portage, Ind., passed away on June 25, 2014.

She was born July 25, 1940, in Gary, Ind., to Joseph John and Katherine Louise (Speidel) Sistanich.

Tamara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ernest “Shorty” Schulze.

She is survived by her four children; Michael T. (Kim) Schulze of Chesterton, Sue (John) Amptmeyer of Highland, Tammy (David) Clark of Portage, and David (Nancy) Schulze of Michigan City, Ind.; siblings, Terry (Carol) Sistanich of Hobart, Ind., Dee (Stan) Bennette of Scottsville, Mich., and Marguerite (Greg) Gilliam of Valparaiso, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Ashley (Dean Waters) Schulze, Theodore (Miranda) Schulze, Michael (Chrissy) Kmetz, Robert (Michelle) Kmetz, Sara (Scott Stewart) Kmetz, James Kmetz, Kenneth (Candace) Clark, Kevin (Tracy) Clark, Stephen Clark, Travis Pagels, and Brandon Pagels; seven great-grandchildren Andru, Anna, Ona Jean, Steven, Kendra Nicole, Eli James, and Solomon James.

She was a lifelong area resident, a graduate of Portage High School, and had worked for 25 years in sales for Duneland Carpet Connection. Tamara was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church Ladies Guild and The Bunco Club. She enjoyed making her home where she raised four children.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. directly at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave., Portage, with Pastor Robert Hauter officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church or to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

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Posted 6/27/2014