Darlene Mae Hart, age 80 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Tuesday July 24,
2012 at her home.
She was born November 20, 1931, in Gary, to Roscoe and Marie Rintz Clem,
both of whom preceded her in death.
On July 15, 1950 in LaPorte, Ind., she married Carl Hart, Jr., who survives
Darlene is also survived by her children Vicki (Robert) Ream of Chesterton,
Cathy Johnson of Portage, Ind., Carl (Donna) Hart III of Chesterton, Diane
(Greg) Holst of Union Mills, Ind., Michael (Denise) Hart of Chesterton,
Darla Printke of Chesterton and Craig Hart of Crown Point, Ind., 16
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are her siblings Delbert Clem of LaPorte, Dolly (Carroll)
Coppes of Chesterton, Betty Schultz of Valparaiso, Ind., and sister-in-law
Dorothy Clem of Chesterton.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Durwood Clem, Dorothy Wright,
Marjorie Schilla and two infant siblings who died at birth.
Darlene raised day lilies, pumpkins, Indian corn and strawberries on their
land in Pine Township. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, with Pastor Cathy
Allison officiating. Burial will follow in the Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 27, 2012, from 6:00-8:00
p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Porter County VNA Hospice in Darlene’s name.