Irma Jean (Hayter) Daube, 1933-2020

Irma Jean (Hayter) Daube, 86, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

She was born Dec. 23, 1933 at Fairview Hospital in La Porte to Ernest Charles and Irma Ruth (Perkins) Hayter.

On Aug. 1, 1953 at Tracy United Methodist Church, Hamlet, Ind., she married Charles “Ted” Theodore Daube.  They enjoyed 64 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on March 3, 2018.

Irma was a graduate of Union Township High School and attended Ball State, where she received her teaching credentials.  She worked as a teacher and substitute teacher at Kingsford Heights Elementary, Walkerton Elementary and LaPaz/Lakeville Corporation.  Irma worked as Johnson Township clerk and deputy assessor for 28 years.  She was also employed as a county government employee in the assessor’s office.  Irma served the Republican Party as precinct committee person for years, but the “jobs” she loved the most were homemaker, farmer’s wife, gardener, mother, and grandmother.

Irma was a lifelong member of Tracy United Methodist church where she was actively involved in sharing her talents, which will be deeply missed.  She was a lifelong member of the La Porte County Farm Bureau as well.

Irma and Ted enjoyed spending winters in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and were involved at Coronado Methodist Church.  They had many wonderful friends and enjoyed hosting “snow bird” visitors at their home.  Irma’s past times included gardening (especially her flowers), cooking, canning and providing food and meals for others.   She enjoyed watching and feeding hummingbirds – sometimes up to 25 at a time.  She was always entertained by a spirited conversation of politics, but most of all she enjoyed doing for others.

Survivors include her children, Michael (Kelly) Daube of Walkerton and Susan Daube of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Julia (Quinn Ricker) Likens of Pendleton and Derek (Kelly) Daube of Walkerton; great-grandchildren, Rosemary and George Likens; brother, Robert (Patty) Hayter of Clovis, N.M.; brother-in-law, James (Lois) Daube; sisters-in-law, Nancy and Joyce Daube; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous beloved cousins.

In addition to her husband, Irma was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, followed by a celebration of life service at 10 a.m. with Pastor Bob Coolman officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton.

Due to the recent governor’s order, attendees are required to wear a mask.  Please be reassured the family understands if some folks are unable to attend.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to DaVita Irish Dialysis Center, Dr. Syed Rizvi, and Grand Emerald Place for their loving care and compassion.

Memorial donations may be made to Tracy United Methodist Church, 1702 E. U.S. 6, Hamlet, Ind.  46532; Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, Ill.  60707-3392; or John Glenn Education Foundation, 101 John Glenn Dr., Walkerton, IN  46574.

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9 Responses to “Irma Jean (Hayter) Daube, 1933-2020”

  1. Bette Conroy

    Sep 15. 2020

    Irma was such a fine lady. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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    • Betsy (Kissinger) Murphy

      Sep 16. 2020

      So sorry to hear about Irma Jean. She was always kind to me. She will be missed by many. Thinking of you in this time of healing.

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      • Cindy Morrison McCoy

        Sep 18. 2020

        My thoughts and prayers to you Susie, Mike and your families 😢.

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    • Ralph

      Sep 16. 2020

      Amen, always volunteered to deliver absentee ballots to the remote outposts in Johnson Twp. Just to see Irma and Ted🙏🏼

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  2. Annemarie Polan

    Sep 15. 2020

    I had the pleasure of meeting Irma and Ted some years ago and spoke with her on several occasions. She was a very nice lady and I really liked her, and Ted, too. Mike, I am very sorry for your loss but am happy that you did have so many years with your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  3. Debbie (Koch) Dunn

    Sep 15. 2020

    Mike and Sue, so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and a great friend to my parents.

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  4. Robert szilagyi

    Sep 16. 2020

    condolences to mike and family

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  5. Gina Lancaster

    Sep 17. 2020

    Mike, Susie, Julie, and Derek and families. Am so sorry to hear of Irma Jean’ s passing. I have known her all my life. And spent a lot of time visiting with her (and all of you) at the fair while our children and grand children were showing livestock. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Am sending prayers and love at this time. She and your Dad are now reunited. Love Gina and family.

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  6. Darla Quinn

    Sep 19. 2020

    What a great loss of the great helpers and workers. She will be greatly missed. I am very sorry for your loss Mike and Suzie just hold her in your memories and, let the smiles come.

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