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Memorial Service Saturday for Celeste M. Clark, age 92

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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.

Celeste previously 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.

Memorial Service 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, IN 46383.

Online condolences may be left for the family at




Posted 9/3/2015




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