(nee Palmer), age 85, of Merrillville, IN passed away on Sunday, July 5,
Gwen is survived by
her daughter, Sharon (David) Eng of Valparaiso; three grandchildren: David
G. (Melanie) Eng of Ft. Wayne, Breanna and Adam Eng of Valparaiso; four
great-grandchildren: Bryson, Brecken, Braylen and Bristyl; special niece:
Debbie (John) Reiser and nephew: Robert Farley; and many other nieces and
Gwen was preceded
in death by her husband, George; son, Greg Lousheff; parents: James and
Louisa Palmer; brother, Jack Palmer; brother-in-law, Chris Lousheff; and
sister-in-law, Dolores Farley.
Gwen was born on
April 28, 1930, in Gary, IN, to James and Louisa Palmer.
She married George
on August 15, 1953. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage and memories before
George passed away in 2009.
remembers her as a nurturing mother and grandmother, who instilled in them
many of life’s lessons and a strong faith in Jesus Christ. Gwen was a
talented artist and taught ceramics out of her home studio for many years.
She and George were avid campers and enjoyed playing cards with friends and
Friends may visit
with the family on Friday, July 10, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
Geisen Funeral & Cremation Services, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN, 46410,
and on Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. directly at the
will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., directly at Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 5375 Harrison St., Merrillville, IN, with Pastor Carolyn
Heider officiating. Interment to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery,
call (219) 769-3322 or visit