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Dorothy L. Novak Kuehl passes away at age 90

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Dorothy L. Novak Kuehl, age 90, of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

She was born on October 21, 1927, in Chicago, IL.

She is survived by her husband Edward, of 70 years, with whom she attended Grade and High Schools.

Also surviving are three sons, David (Kathy) of Streamwood, IL, Dean (Carrie) of Pembroke, KY, and Raymond (Patti) of Chesterton; granddaughters Jessica (Peter) Matthys of Chesterton, Callie Kuehl of Chesterton, and Edie Kuehl of Pembroke, KY; great-granddaughter Kinsley Matthys of Chesterton; and sister Harriet (late Bob) Carver of San Mateo, CA.

She was preceded in death by father Harry Novak and mother Mary (nee Hemzacek), sisters Marian Pierce and Mildred Oberg, brothers-in-law James Pierce, Robert Carver, Roger Oberg, Warren Kuehl, and Fred Woelfel, sisters-in-law Elaine Barrett, Vivian Woelfel, and Marilyn Kuehl.

Dorothy was a member of the Valparaiso C.C. Womenís Golf League. She was a volunteer at Gary Methodist Hospital, as well as at Porter Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Chesterton Jr. Womanís Club, serving as president when the first YMCA was first started at the old Thomas School. She was a longtime member of the Beta Gamma Upsilon sorority and was instrumental in the establishment of the Porter County VNA. Dorothy was an avid quilter and donated her quilts to various charitable organizations in Chesterton.

Dorothy has willed her body to the Indiana University School of Medicine.

A special thank you to all the wonderful people at Porter Regional Hospital, Symphony rehab at Chesterton, and Dunes Hospice. Dorothyís family will gather for a celebration of life at a later date.




Posted 8/16/2018




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