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Services Wednesday for Stella 'Bootsie' Wood, age 71

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Stella “Bootsie” Wood, age 71, of Westville, IN, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 in Michigan City, IN.

She was born on December 31, 1944, in McKeesport, PA, to Floyd and Stella (Zethner) Krenn.

She is survived by her children, Kim Specht (Jessie) of Westville, IN, Melvin (Tracy) Wood, Jr. of Valparaiso, IN and Kelly Wood (Mark) of Westville, IN; brother, Bucky Krenn of Milton, PA; sisters, Carol Sullivan of Lakeland, FL and Billie Jean Wallace of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Ashley (John) Snelling, Danny Poole, C. J. Specht, Adam and Cody Wood, Katie Wood and Nathan Acton; great grandson, Leo Poole and her dog, Little Mama.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Nell Easter and her dog, Princess.

Her greatest joys in life came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. Bootsie had the ability to make everyone feel like family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Franciscan Communities Hospice, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Suite 1E, Michigan City, IN. 46360.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 1/18/2016




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