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Sharen M. Smith

January 4, 2019
Sharen M. Smith
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Obituary for Sharen M. Smith

Sharen Mae Smith, 69, of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, January 4, 2019 at VNA Hospice Homecare, Valparaiso, IN.

She was born January 19, 1949, in La Porte, to Robert Hill and Charlotte Emma (Hood) Smith, both preceded in death.

Sharen was a lab technician for ten years. She also worked at McGill Manufacturing, Inc., Valparaiso, where she retired after 30 years of service. Sharen enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and passing on knowledge to the next generations, even if said knowledge fell on deaf ears at the time. Reflection seemed to show she was right most of the time. To her, family was the most important thing.

Sharen is survived by her son, Robert Todd Smith; one brother, Robert Hill (Susan) Smith III; three sisters, Karen (Dan) Massey, Martha M. (Ken) Heyse and Dora L. Smith; six nephews, James (Donna) Keen, Kenny Nelson, Kenny Heyse II, Robert Hill (Reyna) Smith IV, Scott (Vicki) Heyse and Shawn Heyse; five nieces, Michele Fall, Kelly (David) Gardner, Cresent Kleckner, Melinda (Kevin) Sellers and Brandi (Steve) Henning; twelve great nieces, Tina Fall, Ashley (Micah) Vottero, Sesalie Nelson, Danielle Nelson, Angelina Nelson, Leiandra Nelson, Paige Heyse, Addison Henning, Kaitlin Henning, Hailey Heyse, Hera Heyse and Ava Klassey; six great nephews, Joseph Fall, Jesse (Tylo) Pullins, Matthew Pullins, Kenny Nelson II, Brandon Smith and Bailey Smith ; and five great-great nieces and nephews, Kayden, Kenzie, Charlie, Johnathan, and Roman.

Preceding in death were her parents; and one brother, Carl John (Ardis) Kleekner.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1 – 5 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Eagles Lodge, 805 Elm St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.

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