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Memorial Service Saturday for Florence L. Gloser

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Florence L. Gloser “Moma Lou,” age 73 of Chesterton, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

She was born on July 16, 1941, in Valparaiso to Orrin and Myrtle Bennett-DeWitt, both of whom preceded her in death.

Florence is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Richard) McConnachie of Chesterton and her son, Gary (Debbie) Howard of Kouts; her three grandchildren: Joshua (Amber) McConnachie of Westville, Lucas (Trish) Howard of Valparaiso and Justin (Jamie) McConnachie of Chesterton.

Also surviving are her four great-grandchildren: Brianne and Corbin McConnachie, Sidney Howard and Stella McConnachie. She is also survived by her brother, Bill DeWitt of Kouts and her sister, Ruth Wade of Kouts, along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Florence is also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Gloser and her daughter, Cindy Lou Howard.

Florence was very active in the Machinist Union Local 1227 and worked as a Machinist at McGill Manufacturing for thirty-three years. She was a member of the VFW Post 2511 Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed painting landscapes and birds at her weekly classes.

She was a phenomenal cook, loved arts and crafts and most importantly, she was a treasured friend, mother and grandmother to all she knew.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 3 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton with Pastor Phil Willingham officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the family of Florence Gloser or to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. To send an online condolence, please visit


Posted 4/23/2015




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