Arlene Mender, 1937-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Arlene Mender, 81, of LaPorte, who passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at her home.

Arlene was born May 27, 1937, in Chicago to Clarence and Marie (Horich) Oberg.

On August 28, 1958, she married Louis J. Mender, who preceded her in death on November 23, 2014.

Arlene leaves behind two daughters, Cheryl (Andy) VanWaardenburg of LaPorte and Laurie (Jim) Day of LaPorte; a son, Thomas (Kari) Mender of LaPorte; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Kristina, Cody, Heidi, Sarah, Victoria, Matthew, Erin, and Max; five great-grandchildren, Ele, Brier, Hudson, Ryker and Easton; and a sister, Cheryl (Gary) Kinnett of Roseburg, Oregon. A brother, Donald Oberg preceded her in death.

There will be no services. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 W. Ind. 2, LaPorte, IN 46350.

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