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Louis Gene 'Woody' Kalbe services Wednesday

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Louis Gene “Woody” Kalbe, age 80, of Chesterton, IN, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015.

He was born in Franklin, OH, on March 30, 1935, to Louis H. and Lucille (Carpenter) Kalbe.

Louis is survived by his brother-in-law, William (Carolyn) Tucker of Liberty Township, IN; sister-in-law, Anna Kalbe of Porter, IN; nieces, Vickie (Tim) Beck of Valparaiso, IN and Christi Kalbe of Porter, IN; nephews, Bill (Pat) Tucker of Burns Harbor, IN, Tim (Wendy) Tucker of LaPorte, IN, Dennis (Wendy) Tucker of Lebanon, IN, David (Candy) Tucker of Chesterton, IN. Robert (Dana) Kalbe of South Haven, IN, and Brian (Linda) Kalbe of Portage, IN.

He is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and his many relatives living in Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian (Tucker) Kalbe; daughter, Dianna (Kalbe) Hailey and brother, Robert Kalbe.

Louis was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Bethlehem Steel in 2000. He was a member of Porter United Methodist Church.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Dee Miller officiating, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Interment will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice Center or Porter United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 5/4/2015




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