Joan Marie Maguire,
of Chesterton and Michigan City, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at
Born and raised in
Chicago, she was the daughter of Marie (Gallentine) and Harry Weber.
Mercy High School on Chicago’s South Side and St. Theresa’s College in
Winona, MN, she married the late James Maguire on September 11, 1954. Both
lovers of the Indiana Dunes, they relocated to Chesterton in 1958.
She is survived by
her children Kerry Maguire (Tom Stossel) of Belmont, MA; Kathleen Maguire
(David Schek) of Rockville, MD; Kevin Maguire (Diane Kallgren) of Hygiene,
CO; Patrick Maguire (Kristel Mellemans) of Westminster, CO; and Daniel
Maguire of Chesterton, IN, as well as five grandchildren.
Joan’s parents and
sister Phyliss Ann Kalis preceded her in death.
An enthusiast of
the home arts, animals, art, music and the outdoors, Joan was active in St.
Patrick’s Church, Girl Scouts and the Red Hat Society. She especially valued
her role as a volunteer membership coordinator for the then Indiana Dunes
will be held at a future date.