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Memorial Service Saturday for Karen Florene Beck 77

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Karen Florene Beck, age 77 of Chesterton, IN passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

She was born on January 4, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Russell and Dorothy (DeCook) Taylor, who preceded her in death.

Karen is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William Beck of Chesterton, IN; sons, Michael (Denise) Beck of LaPorte, IN, and William (Nora) Beck of Melbourne, FL; daughters, Brenda (John) Stewart of Chesterton, IN, and Dawn (Kent) Friesen of Toms River, NJ; grandchildren, Jessica Evans, Ian and Kevin Beck, Anika Baker, Elizabeth and Eli Friesen, Jared and Gavin Beck, Samantha and Logan Stewart; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; and cousin, Darlene (Richard) Burton, of Chesterton, IN.

Karen loved gardening and birdwatching. She was an avid Cubs fan and loved spending time with her family. Karen enjoyed traveling with her husband and especially loved their trips to Hawaii.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611, or the National Audubon Society at

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 11/7/2018





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