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Visitation Monday for Coraleene Mae Autry Kleckner

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Coraleene Mae (nee’ Julian) Autry Kleckner, 74, of Chesterton, passed away in hospice on Aug. 14, 2017, from cancer.

She was born on Feb. 21, 1943, in Rockford, Ill., to the late John W. Julian and the late Mildred E. (Deal) Julian.

Also preceding her in death were her husbands, Richard “Larry” Autry and William C. Kleckner. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Barbara (Daniel Crusham) Julian, Michelle Orman, Kathleene (Douglas) Getz, and Larry (MaryAnn) Autry; and four grandsons, Hayden Getz, Logan Getz, Matthew Orman, and Andrew Orman.

Coraleene was retired from the Duneland School Corporation, where she was a school bus driver for nearly two decades. She is dearly loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway in Chesterton, with burial to follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 8/18/2017




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