Catherine A. Zehner 

Catherine A. Zehner

Catherine A. Zehner, 90, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 8:19 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, in her home surrounded by her daughters. 

She was born May 29, 1929, in Baltimore, Maryland, to George and Lillian (Thon) Seitz.

Catherine was a patient, kind, loving and caring homemaker to her family. Her family was her whole world, especially the relationship she held with her mother. Catherine had a very positive personality, finding the positive in every situation. She enjoyed gardening, but she especially enjoyed traveling across the country to visit her daughters.

On Feb. 1, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland, she married Thomas F. Zehner, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding in death were her parents; one brother, George Seitz; and one sister, May Bien.

Surviving are five daughters, Judy (Glenn) Sconce of La Porte, Indiana, Linda (James) Freels of Mission, Texas, Myra (Michael) Lalic of Crown Point, Indiana, Kay (Tom) Harper of Port Orange, Florida, and Janet (Mark) Robbins of Tonopah, Arizona; one sister, Marie Schultz of Colorado; one brother, David Seitz of Baltimore, Maryland; seven grandchildren, Jimmy (Anita), Robyn (Nick), Terri (Steve), Wendy, Lisa (Matt), Eric and Geoffrey; and eight great-grandchildren, Emily, Bryce, Evan, Luke, Makenzie, Elliot, Samantha and Hunter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at St. Mary Parish, 101 N. Church Street, Otis, Indiana, with Fr. Jerry Schweitzer officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the church. Burial will be held at Calumet Park, Merrillville. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, La Porte, 219-362-3100, is caring for the arrangements.

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Memorial contributions may be directed to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383 in memory of Catherine Zehner.