Chesterton Tribune



Services Wednesday for Mary Katherine Garbe, 67

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Mary Katherine Garbe, age 67 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017.

She was born on February 22, 1949 in Gary, IN, to Alfred Bonner and Margaret Welches Russell.

Mary is survived by her husband, Clarence “Slick” Garbe of Chesterton, IN; son, David Jay (Mary Jo) Akers of Surprise, AZ; daughter, Robin Louise (George) Tharp of Chesterton, IN; grandchildren, Emily (Shane) Brady, David Bennett, Brianna Bennett, Allen (Tina) Akers, Jacob Akers and Daniel Akers; great-grandchild, Giovanni Brady; brother, Alfred (Mary) Bonner Jr. of Chesterton, IN; beloved dog, Rosie; neighbor and special friend, Tammy Coyne.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lowell Bennett; daughter, Sara Akers; sisters, Carol Johnson and Patricia Dykhuis.

Mary loved her family, husband and her dog, Rosie. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and worked as a counselor at Caring Place for several years. Mary previously owned and operated Mason Same Day Photo.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304 with Pastor Larry Starett officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Westchester Food Pantry or Animal Lovers, Inc., P.O. Box 223, Three Oaks, MI, 49128.

Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 1/9/2017




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