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Services and visitation Thursday for Lorene Anna King

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Lorene Anna (Wilhelm) King, age 88 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on July 16, 2018.

She was born on April 16, 1930 in Jansen, Nebraska, to Louis and Anna (Moeller) Wilhelm. She had many fond childhood memories of being raised on their family farm in Jansen with their two mules.

Lorene was the fifth of eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents and all seven siblings and spouses: Alvin (Phylis), Herb (Violet), Leonard (Jean), Evelyn (Roy), Ames, Ray (Betty), Vernon (Joan) and Allen (Marilyn) Wilhelm.

On December 19, 1948, she married David Anthony King in Concordia, Kansas. They lived in Beatrice, Nebraska before moving to Indiana in 1951.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Sheri), Linda (Sam) Coen, David (Linda), Kenneth, and John (Sue) King. Her life revolved around her family including 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. Lorene will be laid to rest alongside her loving husband, David Anthony King and her beloved daughter, Karen (King) Lunsford at Chesterton Cemetery.

Her family and God were the great loves of her life. Lorena was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church for 60 plus years. She greatly enjoyed her church friends, many of whom were there from the beginning.

There will be a funeral service held on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 E. 1100 N. Chesterton, IN, 46304, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Erich Fickel officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. There will be a visitation held on Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, at 11:00 a.m., at the church.

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Posted 7/18/2018





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