Clara Lottie Nelson, age 85 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Sunday, January
27, 2013 at the Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center, Valparaiso, Ind.
She was born on October 27, 1927 in East Chicago, Ind., to Mieczslaw and
Stanislawa Obremska Engelhart, both of whom preceded her in death.
Clara is survived by her children Thomas (Patricia) Woods of LaPorte, Ind.,
David (Sue) Woods of Sandwich, Ill., Robert Nelson of Chesterton and Linda
Markos of Michigan City, Ind.; two grandchildren, Tommy Woods of Lafayette,
Ind., and Melisa Enriquiz of Chesterton, and three great-grandchildren Jace
and Kyler Woods and Baily Enriquiz. She leaves behind her dear friend and
companion Tom Wiseman of Chesterton.
Clara was preceded in death by her husbands Charles Woods and Robert Nelson,
brother Leo Engelhart and sisters Deloris Cosmis, Lorraine Kozlowski and
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where she was a greeter and
also helped with the funeral lunches. She enjoyed walking, joining 5Ks and
events sponsored by St. Patrick’s. Clara was a loving mother and
grandmother. She enjoyed country music, especially Elvis and was a dedicated
Bingo player. Clara was a member of the American Legion Post 170 and the
Women of the Moose Chapter 846.
There will be a Memorial Service at a later date. Arrangements are under the
direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.
For additional information please call 219-926-1309.