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Services Friday for Betty E. Kelchak

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Betty E. Kelchak, age 85 of Porter, IN passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

She was born on November 19, 1931 in Gary, IN to Steven and Helen (Nastanovich) Homiak.

She was married to George Kelchak, who survives of Porter.

She is also survived by her sons, Dan (Renee), Rick (Rich Belmontez) and Jim Kelchak; daughters, Kathy (Don) Demeter and Karen Kelchak; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, David Homiak and sister, Christine Whitaker.

Betty graduated from Tolleston High School in 1949. She worked for Western Electric in Chicago for three years then Chesterton State Bank for 19 years. She was treasurer of the FCSU Branch 581 and an active member of St. Ann of the Dunes Catholic Church. She loved her pets, playing cards, sewing and was an avid reader. She enjoyed traveling, camping and family reunions. She was devoted to her husband and family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Ann of the Dunes Catholic Church, 433 East Golfwood Road, Beverly Shores, IN, 46301 with Rev. John B. Barasinski officiating, with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until Mass at 10. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304, with a time of personal sharing starting at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, or Hobart Humane Society, 2054 S. 130th Avenue, Hobart, IN, 46342.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 4/26/2017




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