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Services Monday for Phyllis Payne age 81

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Phyllis Payne, age 81, lifetime resident of Chesterton, passed away on September 17, 2015, in Michigan City, IN.

She was born on May 24, 1934 to John and Edna Mae (Steinhagen) Nadratowski.

Phyllis is survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Nadratowski of Chesterton, IN. Nephews & Nieces, John (Susan) Nadratowski, James Jr. (Denise) Nadratowski, William “Pat” (Linda) Nadratowski, Debra (Jim) Reuther, Jamie (Karl) Dagostaro and Cheryl (John) Gillikin. She is also survived by numerous great and great great nieces and nephews. Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Mae Nadratowski; husband, Edward Payne; daughters, Laurel Payne and Valerie Payne; and brother, James Sr. Nadratowski.

Phyllis graduated from Chesterton High School, Class of 1952. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and an active volunteer for Opportunity Enterprises for many years. Phyllis was very social, she enjoyed people and loved her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, IN 46304, with burial immediately following at Chesterton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN with Prayer Service at 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Opportunity Enterprises, 2801 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 9/18/2015




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