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Memorial Service Saturday for Cora Lee Kirche, age 81

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Cora Lee Kirche, age 81 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on February 12, 2019.

She was born on August 7, 1937 in Diaz, Arkansas to Junius and Hazel (Thompson) West.

Cora is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Kirche and Linda Peterson; grandchildren, Jack Nagy and Ann Peterson; aunts, Bobbie, Martha and Iris; niece, Rebecca Carter and her son, Brett Carter; and living cousin in Arkansas, Carolyn. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Kirche; sisters, JoAnn West and Emma Josephine Slater.

Cora worked as a bus aide for the Duneland School System. She was married to Donald for over 30 years. Cora enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her friends. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Cora was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Pastor Scott Jones officiating.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. To leave online condolences to the family, please visit





Posted 2/21/2019




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