Ness, age 69 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on July 5, 2019.
She was born on
August 18, 1949, in Chicago, IL, to Adolph and Pauline (Kuhn) Obholz.
Marlene is survived
by her husband of 43 years, Robert Scott Ness; daughter, Lisa (Bill) Lemmons;
son, Jeremy (Tyler) Ness; grandchildren, Lilly, Billy & Henry; brother, Paul
(Olga) Obholz; sister, Mary Ann Malartsik; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces
and grandnephews that she all loved dearly.
heart made her a beloved teacher to many children over the years. She taught
both special education and elementary grades, including at Our Lady of
Ransom where she taught her niece, Jaymi, Little City Therapeutic Day
School, and St. Patrick’s School in Chesterton. Marlene was always focused
on others and family was what mattered to her most. She always enjoyed
doting on her grandchildren, but in her spare time she also loved a good
jigsaw puzzle, a dramatic Lifetime movie, or one of her favorite soap
operas. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply
A memorial service
will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Father John
will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, prior to the service from 3:00 p.m. Š
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