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Services Wednesday for Shirley L. Skeds

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Shirley L. Skeds (nee Johnson), age 93 of Porter, IN, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

She was born on February 1, 1925 in Calumet City, IL to Charles and Ella (Frederici) Johnson.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Jon Skeds of West Fork, AR, and Gary Skeds of Valparaiso, IN; daughter, Michele (Al) Rioli of Porter, IN; grandchildren, Jamie (Chris) Clegg and Jessica Skeds; great-grandchildren, Christian, Carson and Caitlyn Clegg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael Skeds; brothers, Charles and Robert Johnson; and granddaughter, Jacqueline Skeds.

Shirley attended business college and received her Associate’s Degree. She worked for many years as the secretary to the plant manager at Ford Motor Co. in Hammond. Shirley was a devoted mother and spent many years as a stay at home mom. Later, she worked for the Indiana State Welfare Department. Shirley enjoyed sewing and making clothes. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed going to the beach, shopping, and going out to eat. Shirley also enjoyed making big meals for her family.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Larry Starett officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery in Chesterton, IN.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 6/12/2018




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