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Services Saturday for Jeanette Dolk, age 92

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Jeanette Dolk, 92, long-time resident of Chesterton, died on January 10, 2015, at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

She was born September 18, 1922, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Carl and Hazel (Soderstrom) Dolk who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister Phyllis (Ross) Blythe, of Valparaiso, and sister-in-law Sue Dolk, of Crown Point. She is also survived by six nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Marion Aldrin (sister) and Charles Dolk (brother) and her friend, Twila Bartz.

Her work life included serving as a missionary, educator, and administrator, with most of her career being spent as administrator of Whispering Pines Health Care Center in Valparaiso. Jeanette was an active member of St. John's United Church in Chesterton. Memorials in Jeanette's honor can be made to VNA Hospice or St. John's United Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Johnís United Church, 225 W. Lincoln Ave, Chesterton, with Pastor Heidi Vardeman officiating.

A visitation prior to the funeral service will be held on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd, St., Chesterton.

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Posted 1/14/2015




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