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
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.
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.