(Johnson) Krone, age 93, of Jackson Township, formerly of Chesterton,
Indiana, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017.
She was born on
November 8, 1923, here in Chesterton, to Earl Lawrence Johnson and Sarah
Belle (Weaver) Johnson Dahme.
She was married for
70 years to her loving husband, Clifford A. Krone, who preceded her in death
on September 14, 2014.
She was also
preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Donald, and her son-in-law,
Ben Sparks lll.
She is survived by
her sister Patricia (Gilbert) Kane, Springdale, AR, and by daughters, Karen
(Ben, dec.) Sparks of Brown County, IN; Peggy Peterson (Jim) Lasky of
Michigan City, IN; Kirsten (Michael Thomas) Crowe of Leo, IN, and her son,
David (Laura Byers) Krone of Valparaiso, IN; by eight grandchildren, Jane
(Andrew) Sparks Ziegwied of Portland, OR; Charles Sparks, of Milwaukee, WI;
Sara Krone, San Rafael, CA; Glenn (Becki) Peterson, Osceola, IN; and Jessica
Crowe and Katelyn Crowe, both of Leo, IN. She is also survived by three
great-grandchildren, Samantha Peterson, Osceola, IN, and Darya Ziegweid and
Gustin Ziegwied, both of Portland, OR.
She graduated from
Thornton Township High School, Harvey, IL, in 1941, and was married at the
Lutheran Church in Markham, IL on November 3, 1943.
designing and remodeling her homes, having built three in the Chesterton
area; the last was in Jackson Township where she retired in 1988. She was
employed at the Chesterton State Bank for eight years, at Yost Elementary
School as a school secretary for two years, and was office manager for 21
years for the Westchester Medical Group.
She was an
accomplished seamstress, gardener and landscaper, an avid reader, and delved
deeply into her familyís genealogical records. She was a member of Bethlehem
Lutheran Church since the 1950ís. She made early forays into computer use in
the 1980ís, and was still very active online, networking, researching, and
enjoying widespread contact with friends and family. She also had an
excellent memory for details, and over the last 20 years, she authored
extensive memoirs, much to the delight and gratitude of her family.
A family memorial
gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation services were entrusted to
Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in
may be made to Lakeshore PAWS (lakeshorepaws.org) or the animal shelter or
Humane Society of your choice.
Condolences to the
family can be made at
www.meredith-clark.com. Info. 812-597-4670.