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Services Friday for Josephine C. Darling, 105

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Josephine C. Darling, age 105, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was born on August 5, 1909 in Valparaiso, IN, to Edward Zugbaum and Lucy (Knoblock) Zugbaum.

She is survived by her son, Darrel Lee Hoover Sr., of Chesterton; daughters, Bonnie Lobsiger of Chesterton and Lorna Darling of Crown Point; grandchildren; Bryan Lobsiger, Erin (Steve) Stanek, Darrel (Gayle) Hoover Jr., Kathy Rains, and Rhonda (Robert) Wilkie, many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; a nephew and many nieces; daughter-in- law, Juanita Dickerson and special friend and neighbor of over 70 years, Emma Nellessen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bert Darling, Jr.; son-in-law, Robert “Gus” Lobsiger, and siblings.

Special thanks to Rick Swisshelm for the last six years of dedicated care.

Josephine loved spending time with her family and enjoyed attending many musical concerts. She was a great seamstress, often cutting her own patterns from newspapers.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100 N, Chesterton, IN, 46304. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Online condolences to the family may be left at


Posted 1/21/2015




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