Dorothy I. Klumpe,
age 82 of Chesterton, passed away on January 26, 2016.
She was born on
February 20, 1933, in Springfield, MO, to Dan and Louella Mell, both of whom
preceded her in death.
On June 7, 1952 in
Hoopeston, IL, she married Joseph Klumpe, who survives in Chesterton.
She is also
survived by her children: Jay (late Jeff) Beschinski of Chesterton, Mike
(Barbara) Klumpe of Valparaiso, John (Amber) Klumpe of Valparaiso, and by
her daughter-in-law, Jeanine Klumpe of Rolling Prairie.
She is preceded in
death by her son, Steve Klumpe and by her grandson, Jacob Beschinski.
Also surviving are
her fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was a
beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member
of the Christian Women’s Club. She loved genealogy and music.
may be made to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso,
IN, or to St. Agnes Day Services Center, 1859 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso,
A memorial service
will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Valparaiso
Mennonite Church, 1305 Silhavy Rd., Valparaiso, IN. A luncheon will follow
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.
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