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Frances Dorothy Lembke passes away at age 85

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Frances Dorothy (Wiessner) Lembke, age 85 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019.

She was born on May 6, 1934, in Blue Island, IL, to Arthur and Lydia (Ricchio) Wiessner.

Frances is survived by three daughters, Peggy (Duane) LaLonde of Valparaiso, IN; Pamela (Mark) Terborg of Midlothian, IL; and Pattie Jo (Chuck Merrill) Nagel of Griffith, IN; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Lembke; her parents; her brother and sister in law, Art and Cookie Wiessner; and sister and brother-in-law, Laverne and Donald Weiland.

She had made Chesterton Manor her home for the past 11 years. "Granny Franny" as she was affectionately called by all, loved to ice skate, swim, ski, do crossword puzzles, and have a few cocktails now and again. Her wit and sarcastic sense of humor will always be appreciated and greatly missed.

Per Francesís request, no services will be held. If so desired, memorials can be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Arrangements made with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

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Posted 10/31/2019




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