Leona Mae Biggs, 84, of Chesterton, passed away on February 24, 2009 at her
She was born August 8, 1924 in Wanatah, the daughter of Leo C. and Dora A. (Mohlke)
Flitter, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by children, David (Ardith) Biggs of Chesterton and Darlene
(John) Stanley of Kouts; sisters, Berniece Rhoda of Calif., Doris (Les)
Friday of Chesterton;; sister-in-law, Alice Flitter of Valparaiso; seven
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Delbert Biggs Sr. and a second
husband, Norman Tesmer; a son Delbert Biggs Jr.; brother, Clarence Flitter;
sister, Anna Belie Flitter and two grandchildren.
Leona was a graduate of Chesterton High School and retired from Sears as a
sales clerk. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the
Valparaiso Moose Lodge.
Funeral mass will be at noon Friday, Feb. 27 in St. Patrick Catholic Church,
638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Special thanks to Sherry Biggs, Sandy and
Leslie Friday, Father James Meade and Sue Brennan.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral
Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.