Mary Bernadine “Bernie” LaHayne, age 93 of Porter, Ind., passed away
Saturday, October 6, 2012 in Chesterton.
She was born
April 22, 1919 in Peoria, Ill., to George and Mary Ann (Heller) Wattles,
both of whom preceded her in death.
She was married
on September 10, 1986 in Chicago, Ill., to Richard C. LaHayne, who survives
Mary is also
survived by her nephews, Ronald Wattles of Dowagiac, Mich., Jay (Barbara)
Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz., Luke (Lois) McKinney of Pennsylvania and Richard
Fager of Illinois; niece, Marlene (Lou) Mack of Largo, Fla.; grandniece,
Karen (Randy) Strehler of Wheatfield, Ind.; grandnephew, Lee Wattles of
Michigan; great-grandnieces, Addison Wattles and Kim and Melissa Strehler;
great-great-grandnieces, Holliye and Kahlan; step-daughter, Holly (Shawn)
Gould of Valparaiso, Ind.; step-grandsons, Erik Alliss and Zachary Gould,
both of Valparaiso, Ind., and Nathan Alliss of Wheaton, Ill.; and
step-granddaughter, Stefanie Alliss of Lake Havasu, Ariz.
She was preceded
in death by her step-sister, Geraldine McKinney; sister, Mildred Campbell;
brother, Marsellus Wattles; and step-daughter, Lisa Alliss.
Mary was an area
resident since 1955 coming from Chicago, Ill. She was a member of the Order
of the Eastern Star and the Duneland Historical Society and attended Porter
will be held Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Rev. G. Thomas Jones
officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Ind.
be held Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral
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