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
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. Women’s 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. Woman’s 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. Dorothy’s family will gather for a
celebration of life at a later date.