Carla “Connie” Powers, 1936-2021


Carla “Connie” Ann Powers, 84, of La Porte, Ind., peacefully passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at her home.

She was born June 3, 1936, in La Porte to Chester Hal and Elva Irene (Headley) Younggreen.

Connie was a homemaker. She loved reading and tending to her flower garden. Most importantly, Connie enjoyed spending time with family.

On Jan. 25, 1960, in La Porte, she married Grover Cleveland Powers, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hal Younggreen; and son-in-law, Dave Nelson.

Surviving Connie are her children, Lisa (Terry) Calkins of La Porte, Gerald Schweizer of Largo, Fla., Robin Schweizer of Wanatah, Ind., Patricia Nelson of La Porte, and Stanley Powers of Delhi, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, Christopher Calkins, Kayla Calkins, Jeff Schweizer, Jerrilynn Wade, Tobby Schweizer, Brandon Schweizer, Michael Nelson, Tim Powers, Stephen Powers,  Joseph Powers, Benjamin Powers, and Joshua Powers; 17 great-grandchildren, Lexy Wade, Kourtney Meary, Pipar Wade, Tatum Wade, Harper Wade, Kyle Schweizer, Natalie Schweizer, Katie Schweizer, Dani Schweizer, Everly Calkins, Noah Powers, Jaden Powers, Taylor Schweizer, Colton Schweizer, Roman Schweizer, Preston Schweizer, and Deacon Schweizer; 1 great- great-grandchild, Maverick Meary; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon Tuesday, May 4, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. Burial will follow at Union Mills Cemetery, Union Mills, Ind. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.

Memorial donations may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, Ind. 46383.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

4 Responses to “Carla “Connie” Powers, 1936-2021”

  1. Margaret Sawyer

    May 01. 2021

    Lisa, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family

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  2. Mary Hiigli

    May 03. 2021

    Sending my condolences to the entire family. Thinking of you all.

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  3. James Schweizer

    May 03. 2021

    Sorry for your loss, aunt Connie was very nice person that we thought a lot of. Our condolences to the family Jim & Becky.

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  4. Pam Wakeman

    May 07. 2021

    My sympathy to all of you on the death of your mother and grandmother. She definitely was a part of Union Mills history.

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