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Mary Ellen Lakin passes away at age 88

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Mary Ellen Lakin, 88, of Chesterton, IN, formerly of Crown Point passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at home with family.

She was born September 15, 1931, to Arthur and Gladys (Reagan) Gereau and graduated from St. Anne High School in Illinois.

Mary Ellen had served as a 4-H leader in Rensselaer and Crown Point, and as a Porter County Farm Bureau officer. She and Keith were loyal supporters of community theater and the arts and enjoyed square dancing together. She was an accomplished dulcimer player, talented at arts & crafts and the unofficial family historian.

On August 19, 1950, she married Keith D. Lakin who survives along with their children, Mark (Nancy) Lakin of Chesterton, Cathy Connaway of Valparaiso, Eric (Teresa) Lakin of North Carolina, Jane (Thomas) Leyden of Highland, sister, Helen Ninke, brother-in-law, Harold Lagesse, grandchildren, Seth (Kristin) Lakin, Erin (Josh) Hurst, Kerry Lakin, Ryan (Natalie) Connaway and Nicole (Joseph) DeMeo, great-grandchildren, Michael, Brooke, Masun, Gavin, Joey and Lia, and a host of friends.

A private family gathering will take place with a public celebration at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to HALO Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 787, Huntley, IL 60142, or Canterbury Summer Theater, 807 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360.



Posted 4/29/2020




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