Celeste M. Clark,
age 92, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Porter, IN and LaGrange, IL, passed
away on Friday, August 28, 2015, in Valparaiso, IN.
Celeste was born on
July 9, 1923, in Hume Township, Michigan, to Frederick and Zara (Kent) Laux.
worked as an administrative assistant with Lyons Township High School in
LaGrange, IL. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan. Celeste was
a member of Ogden Dunes Community Church. She was an avid card player and
music aficionado. Her needlework projects are works of beauty. Celeste loved
the outdoors, including spending many hours at the beach with her family.
She is survived by
her daughters, Linda Simmons of Hobart, IN, Claudia (Henry) Kleyweg of
Porter, IN, Sally Rae (Mark) Baruth of Niles, MI, Julie Phelps of Hobart, IN
and Abby (Rick) Fredrick of Crystal Lake, IL; grandchildren, Patrick,
Christopher, Jeff, Jennifer, Grant and Brett; 7 great grandchildren and
sister, Zara Edith Dick. She was preceded in death by her parents; first
husband, Harry Phelps and husband, William Clark and sister, Sally Irwin.
will be held on Saturday, September 5th, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Memorial Visitation will
be held prior to service from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be
made to the Porter County VNA Hospice Center, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso,
may be left for the family at