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Memorial Service Saturday, February 6 for Dorothy Klumpe, age 82

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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.

Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN, or to St. Agnes Day Services Center, 1859 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN.

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 the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.

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Posted 1/29/2016




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