Elaine Dunifon, 1922-2017

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center is handling the arrangements for Elaine Elizabeth Dunifon, 94, of LaPorte, who passed away Friday, September 22, 2017, in Naperville, IL. 

Elaine was born in LaPorte, IN, on October 18, 1922, to Carl John and Elizabeth Lindewald.

In her earlier years, Elaine was employed as an administrative assistant at both NIPSCO and Kessler’s Furniture.  She liked to travel with her husband internationally, play bridge and solve crossword puzzles.  She graduated second in the LaPorte High School Class of 1940. Elaine maintained a sharp wit and knowledge of current world affairs until her illness prevented her just a month before she died. She always valued the time she spent with her family.

On August 31, 1952, she married Robert P. Dunifon, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are her beloved children, Diane (David) Long of Naperville, IL, and Gary (Linda) Dunifon of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Meagan Bannon of Naperville, Laura Bannon of Wichita, KS, Scott (Molly) Dunifon of Columbus, and Lindsey Dunifon of Columbus; step-grandchildren, Peter and Taylor Rushton of Columbus, Elliott (Ashley) Long of Jacksonville, FL, and Ethan Long of Naperville; as well as great-grandson, Decker Dunifon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, a sister, and grandson, Jeffrey Bannon.

A time of visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte. A service will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Ronald Brauer officiating. Interment will take place following the service at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.

3 Responses to “Elaine Dunifon, 1922-2017”

  1. Chip and Susie Jones

    Sep 26. 2017

    Mrs Dunifon was a wonderful neighbor for over 30 years.

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  2. May

    Sep 27. 2017

    I was so happy I got to get to know her these last few years! My condolences to all of you!

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  3. Brian L Graham

    Oct 01. 2017

    Diane, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have been on vacation, and am seeing this for the first time. Be well, and I will be thinking of you at this time.

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