Dina Sue Brickler,
age 77 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2019.
She was born on
June 19, 1942, in Gary, IN, to Norman B. Wright and B. Lucille (Roberts)
Wright, both of whom preceded her in death.
On June 20, 1959,
at Saint Patrick’s Church in Chesterton, she married the love of her life,
John Schweir, who preceded her in death. Dina joined Saint Patrick’s Parish
that same year and remained an active member there her whole life.
She is survived by
her loving children: Karin (Dan) Czerniak of Blue Springs, MO, Susan
(Richard) Knoelke of Grafton, WI, and Gregg (Suzi) Schweir of Hixson, TN;
her grandchildren: Donald Knoelke of Chicago, IL, Joseph Knoelke of Grafton,
WI, Mary Knoelke of Grafton, WI, Ethan (Laura) Schweir of Chicago, IL,
Johnny (Kelsey) Schweir of Grand Rapids, MI, and Dr. Melanie Schweir (Dr.
Taylor Dickey) of Kalamazoo, MI; her great-grandchildren, Sophie Schweir of
Chicago, IL and Sutter Schweir of Grand Rapids, MI; her brother, Norman
(Veronica “Roni”) Starkey of Gambrills, MD; nephew, Robert (Lisa) Starkey of
Davidsonville, MD; niece, Kirstan Starkey of Arnold, MD; grand-nieces and
-nephews: Ella, Aubree, Hannah, Kayla, Jake, and Carly; and by her cousin,
Janet (Ron) Orf of Tripoli, IA.
She is also
survived by her very special friends who loved her and took care of her in
her final years: Sue Brennan, Carol and David Shepard, and also her lifelong
friend Shirley (Wayne) Horner.
Dina was the
manager of the Westchester Convenience Center of Porter Memorial Hospital
for twenty years. She loved to nurture her plants, especially her rose
bushes. She enjoyed spending time with her amazing friends playing Mexican
Train or just visiting. Her dog, Mitzi, was a constant and loving companion
over the years. She was especially devoted to her grandchildren and
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Saint
Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN with Fr. Jon
Plavcan officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from
10:15 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick
In lieu of flowers,
please make memorial donations to Moses Caregivers, of Valparaiso, IN,
Phone: (219) 508-7004.
arrangements are entrusted to The White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
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