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Elaine Grace Johnson dies at 89

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Elaine Grace Johnson, of Chesterton, passed away Friday evening, December 21, 2007 in Whispering Pines Health Care Center, Valparaiso. She was 89.

She was born Dec. 27, 1917 in Chesterton, the daughter of Charles and Lydia (Kortowski) Schutt, both of whom preceded her in death.

On Aug. 31, 1940 in Chicago, she married Irving Paul Johnson, who preceded her in death in 1987.

She is survived by a daughter, Darlene (Richard) Burton, of Porter; a grandson, Richard L. Burton; granddaughter, Patricia (Wayne) Sullivan; great-granddaughter, Ashley Erin Vogedes; step-great-granddaughter, Shelbie Sullivan, all of Chesterton.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Bishop, William Bishop and Richard Schutt and two sisters, Marjorie Frappart, and Dorothy Taylor.

Elaine was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton and a member of St. Patís Senior Club. She was a member of the Machinist Union since 1950 and helped organize the union at Price Brothers Factory where she worked for 10 years. She also worked at Arcaida Microfilming for 20 years.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Fr. James Meade officiated. Interment was in the Chesterton Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday, Dec. 23 at White-Love Funeral Home. Rosary was recited Sunday afternoon at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Porter County Visiting Nurse Association. For information, call 926-1309.


Posted 12/24/2007