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Betty (Hunter) Oster dies at 81

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A former Duneland resident, Betty (Hunter) Oster, died Friday, June 15, 2007. A resident of Taco, Wash., she was 81.

She was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Logansport, Ind., the daughter of William Earl and Nellie Lillian (Farabee) Hunter, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, John; her son Terryl (wife Carole) Lannerd; two daughters, Sharon Diane Parks and Karen Sue Sams; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five local nieces and nephews, Wanda Lafata and Kevin Hunter of Chesterton, Pam Autrey of Portage, and Lonnie Hunter of LaPorte.

Funeral services were held on June 20 at Power’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Pioneer Ave. in Puyallup, Wash., with a private interment at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

Betty attended both Chesterton and Portage schools and was Miss War Worker Indiana in 1945. She loved to rollerskate and did much of her skating at Saidla’s Rink in Chesterton. After hanging up her skates, she spent most of her time working, dancing, and traveling. She worked for several prominent Seattle jewelry stores and was active in local credit associations.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Posted 6/26/2007