Chesterton Tribune

Donna J. Powell service Thursday

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Donna J. Powell, age 80 of LaPorte, Ind., formerly of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012.

She was born May 7, 1931 in Valparaiso, Ind., to William M. and Alma S. (Dellenbach) Foss, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was married to Paul F. Powell, who preceded her in death in 1985.

She is survived by her sons, Paul L. (Gem) Powell of Madison, Maine, and William A. (Katie) Powell of Chambersburg, Penn.; daughter, Nancy (Don) Disterheft of LaPorte, Ind.; step-daugher, Deborah (Mike) Geist of Springfield, Ill., grandchildren, Kelli (Justin) Goins, Rachel Powell, Becka Powell, Ruth-Ann (Brady) Ladd, Joshua Powell, Andrew Powell, Kristin (Benjamin) Klas, James Powell, Aaron Powell and Isaac Powell; step-grandchildren, Melissa Anderson, Jenni Geist and Michael Geist and 11 great-grandchildren.

Prior to her marriage, Donna worked in assembly and inspection at Raymond Pierce, a manufacturer of beer signs. After her husband passed away in 1985, she worked for AmCorp, in Chesterton, for many years.

The funeral is set for Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Thomas Dewlen officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

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Posted 4/2/2012