Rachel Eve Eriksson
passed peacefully on December 30, 2019, at age 75.
She was born on
September 26, 1944, in Chicago, IL, to the late Beverly and Clarence Beilman
and raised by her late step-father Thomas Creswell.
She graduated from
Portage High School and attended Indiana University. She lived most of her
life in the Chesterton and Porter area as a wife, mother and supervisor at
Bethlehem Steel. She was a compassionate soul who was known for her
strength, candor & humor.
She is survived by
her loving husband of 52 years, Jim Eriksson, two daughters, Chrissy
Eriksson and Kelly Eriksson, three grandchildren, Dylan Mahaffey, Alex
Kozinski and Elaina Kozinski. Also her cousins Clifford and Katie Skodi, of
Naperville. She had many dear friends including Jenny Gaff, Jan Gouwens,
Diane Popa, Donna Szabo and Aaron Kozinski.
Rachel was preceded
in death by her parents, her brother Peter Beilman.
There will not be a
funeral service per Rachelís request. She was loved by many and will be
missed but never forgotten.
in Rachel's honor may be made to Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry, 801
Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
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