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Services Friday for Dina Sue Brickler, 77

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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 great-grandchildren.

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 Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Moses Caregivers, of Valparaiso, IN, Phone: (219) 508-7004.

Professional arrangements are entrusted to The White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 11/13/2019




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