Marie Baur Kluth,
age 102, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Chesterton, Indiana. She was
born May 12, 1915, in Porter, IN, to Frank and Amanda Peterson.
Marie spent most of
her life in Chesterton. She married Walter Baur, Sr. of Chesterton, on June
8, 1941. Together they had two children. In 1962, the family moved to North
Palm Beach, FL. Walter passed away in 1973. Marie returned to Chesterton
upon her marriage to Herbert Kluth in November, 1985.
Marie is survived
by son Eddie Baur (Susan) of The Plains, Virginia, daughter Nanci Baur of
Chesterton, stepson Walter Baur, Jr. (Jeannine) of Chesterton,
granddaughter, Julie Cocotas (Peter) of Tallahassee, Florida, sister-in-law
Corrine Peterson of LaPorte, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and
She was preceded in
death by her parents Frank and Amanda Peterson, first husband Walter Baur,
Sr., second husband Herbert Kluth, siblings infant sister Clara Lucille, Bob
Peterson, Helen Wahl, Paul Peterson, Frances Peterson, Grace Dolk, Roy
Peterson and recently sister-in-law Millie Peterson.
from Chesterton High School, Marie attended beautician school in Chicago.
She worked as a beautician in Chicago and then in Chesterton until her
marriage to Walter. She became a homemaker and on occasion sold popcorn and
candy at the movie theater Walter owned. She was also a past Matron of the
Marie was a
lifelong member of Augsburg Lutheran Church. She had a great faith in God
and loved reading her Bible. Marie was always active and enjoyed the
outdoors. She enjoyed sailing with Walter, family, and friends. As a young
girl, her father made a tennis court on their property. She took tennis up
again in her 50ís and added golf in her 60ís. She continued enjoying tennis
by watching it on TV and cheering on her favorite player, Roger Federer. She
loved spending time in the summer at the family property just outside of
Glen Arbor, MI. She continued into her 80ís making the 6-hour drive there by
herself. And she would get the big old tractor out and mow the fields. She
also enjoyed knitting, crafts, playing cards and especially getting together
A Celebration of
Life will be held on Saturday, August 5, at 11:00 a.m., at Augsburg Lutheran
Church, 100 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, IN, 46304.
Donations in memory
of Marie may be made to Augsburg Lutheran Church, the American Diabetes
Association or the American Heart Association.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. Memories may be