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Clarence J. Zaagman, Sr. service set

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Porter resident Clarence J. Zaagman, Sr. died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. He was 78.

He was born on July 29, 1931 in Pieterburen, The Netherlands. He is survived by daughter Sadie Steciuch (husband Florian) of Chesterton; son Clarence Zaagman, Jr. (wife Laura) of Lombard, Ill.; grandchildren Brett Winnell (Melody), Alexander, Lydia and Christian Steciuch, Michaela, Kenzie, Garrett, and Austin Zaagman; six great-grandchildren; and brothers Tony Zaagman (Margaret) and Dick Zaagman (Florence).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Bakker Zaagman, in 2000.

He was a resident of Porter since 2000, having moved from May-wood, Ill. In 1996, he retired from the Gower Schools in Burr Ridge, Ill., where he was a custodian. A veteran of the Korean War, he attended the 1st United Methodist Church of Chesterton.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. from the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, with Rev. Jan Van Lear officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the White-Love Funeral Home. An additional visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Knollcrest Funeral Home, Lombard, Ill. Burial will be Thursday in Park Forest, Ill. For information, call 926-1309.



Posted 10/5/2009