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Memorial Mass Saturday for Deborah Sederberg

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On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Deborah Sederberg, loving wife and mother of two daughters, passed away at age 71.

Deborah was born on September 9, 1947, in Oakland, CA, to Raymond and Margaret (Zerza) Kromgols.

She was a long-time resident of northwest Indiana, who had recently moved to Chicago.

She studied English and music at Indiana University and went on to work as a reporter for The News Dispatch. On October 13, 1973, she married William Sederberg and they raised two daughters.

Deborah had a passion for music and spent many years directing the choir at St. Ann of the Dunes in Beverly Shores. She also had a passion for reading and making books accessible to all. She showed this passion through her time on the Chesterton Library Board and her annual holiday book drive, Operation Bookworm.

Her zest for wit won her columns many awards during her time at The News Dispatch and she was beloved in the community of Michigan City for her reporting. One of her greatest joys, particularly after her retirement from The News Dispatch in 2012, was spending time with her grandchildren.

Deborah was preceded in death by her father, Raymond and her mother, Margaret. She is survived by her husband William of Chicago, her two daughters, Rachael (Dustin) Ferrell of Chicago; and Joy Sederberg (Haydn Bush) of Chicago, her grandchildren; Howell Bush, Emma Ferrell, Colin Ferrell, Henry Ferrell and Amelia Ferrell; her sister Diana Jackson of Chesterton; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at St. Ann of the Dunes, in Beverly Shores, at 11 a.m., with visitation preceding the mass at 10 a.m.

A Celebration of Life Reception will follow at The Spa in Porter.


Posted 10/25/2018




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