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Services Thursday for Genevieve 'Jean' Lipniskis, 90

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Genevieve (Jean) Lipniskis, age 90 of Chesterton, passed away on April 25, 2016, in Valparaiso, IN.

She was born on May 14, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to Frank and Mary Kempa, both of whom preceded her in death.

On May 30, 1948, in Chicago, IL, she married Bruno Lipniskis, who preceded her in death.

Jean earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and a Masterís Degree in Education from Indiana University Northwest. She worked as a third grade teacher at Liberty Elementary School for many years.

She is also preceded in death by her sisters, Pauleen, Helen, and Ann, and by her brothers, Walter and Theodore.

She is survived by her sons: Terry (Rose) Lipniskis of Chesterton, Richard (Tina) Lipniskis of Rolling Prairie, and Paul (Vickie) Lipniskis of Chesterton; her grandchildren: Adam (Molly) Waldier of Crown Point, Bruno (Haley) Lipniskis of Florida, Sarah (Richard) Hollaway of Chesterton, Courtney (Ryan) Konopasek of Valparaiso, Lee Lipniskis of Denver, Renee (Jayson) Jeffries of Chesterton, Taylor Lipniskis of Chesterton, and Christopher Hohman; and four great-grandchildren, James Hollaway, and Ava, Maylie, and Bryce Konopasek, along with many nieces and nephews residing in Chicago, IL and Hutchinson, PA.

Jean was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church. She was a Den Mother for her sonís Boy Scout Troop, Secretary for the Chesterton Plan Commission, was involved in the Royal Neighbors Club and she loved to travel.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 11 a.m., at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN with Father James Meade officiating. There will be a visitation on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at White-Love Funeral home. Private family burial will take place following the funeral service.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, IN.

Memorial donations may be given to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN or to Saint Patrick Catholic Church.

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Posted 4/26/2016





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