Elaine Dietz, age
85, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at home with
Elaine was born on
June 10, 1929 in LaPorte, Ind., to Charles A. and Jeanette (McLain) Young.
She is survived by
her children, Tim Dietz of Trail Creek, Ind., and Kerry Smiertelny of
Chesterton; grandchildren, Amy Focosi, Sean Dietz, Danielle Smiertelny and
Allison Smiertelny and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, Wayne Dietz; son, Terry Dietz and
Elaine was a
homemaker. She helped co-create Able Disposal along with her husband and
also formerly worked in the activities department of a local nursing home
and earned her certification as an Activities Director. She was a member of
Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Royal Neighbors and a volunteer with Meals on
visitation will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until
11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
Memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment of cremains will take
place at Chesterton Cemetery in Chesterton.
any memorial donations be made to a childrenís charity of the donorís
to the family may be made at