Chesterton Tribune


Valerie Ann LaMar dies at age 73

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Valerie Ann LaMar, age 73, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012, at The Waters Care Facility.

Valerie was born on February 4, 1939 in Chicago, Ill. to Carl and Edith Ekendhal.

She is survived by her life partner of 17 years, Ron Humphreys; their combined children, Robert (Brenda), Duane, and David LaMar, Kim (Dave) White, Ron (Michelle) Humphreys Jr.; former husband, Robert (Lou) LaMar; as well as her grandchildren, Kyle, Jessica and Joshua LaMar, Joseph White and Bobby Humphreys; great-grandchildren, Issac and Andrew LaMar, Chaz and C.J. White; siblings, Ed Ekendhal and his wife Gerry; and her nieces and nephews, Chris and Chuck, Cathy, Brian, Bruce (Audra).

Valerie was a member of the Moose for many, many years. She loved to spend time with her family, as well as collecting elephant figurines in her spare time.

Cremation will take place and there will be no services at this time.

Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 10/1/2012