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Memorial Service Monday for Marlene Frances Ness, 69

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Marlene Frances Ness, age 69 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on July 5, 2019.

She was born on August 18, 1949, in Chicago, IL, to Adolph and Pauline (Kuhn) Obholz.

Marlene is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Scott Ness; daughter, Lisa (Bill) Lemmons; son, Jeremy (Tyler) Ness; grandchildren, Lilly, Billy & Henry; brother, Paul (Olga) Obholz; sister, Mary Ann Malartsik; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews that she all loved dearly.

Marlene’s gentle heart made her a beloved teacher to many children over the years. She taught both special education and elementary grades, including at Our Lady of Ransom where she taught her niece, Jaymi, Little City Therapeutic Day School, and St. Patrick’s School in Chesterton. Marlene was always focused on others and family was what mattered to her most. She always enjoyed doting on her grandchildren, but in her spare time she also loved a good jigsaw puzzle, a dramatic Lifetime movie, or one of her favorite soap operas. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Father John Barasinski officiating.

Memorial visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, prior to the service from 3:00 p.m. Š 5:00 p.m. To leave online condolences to the family, please visit



Posted 7/12/2019




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