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Bridget 'Dolly' Schiavone

Bridget “Dolly” Florence Schiavone (née Rossi), 93, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her beloved husband and family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Legacy Center of Queen All Saints Catholic Church. Private burial will be held at a later date in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City Indiana, is handling arrangements.

Dolly was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Louis and Anna (Carbone) Rossi. On Dec. 11, 1949, she married Frank C. Schiavone in Chicago, Illinois.

She is survived by her husband and her five children, Gerard (Lynn) Schiavone of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gary (Sue) Schiavone of Demotte, Indiana, Gina (Rick) Taylor of Michigan City, Indiana, Gail (Gary) Rusboldt of Michigan City, Indiana, and Gidget (Earl) Griffin of Michigan City, Indiana.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Greg (Robin) Schiavone, Christopher Schiavone, Alexa Schiavone, Monica Rusboldt, Jessica Griffin, Jacob Griffin, Jacqueline Moss, Ronald Moss, Adam Moss and Nathan (Liz) Rohl. Great-grandchildren, Landon, Carson, Breelyn Schiavone, Teagan Mason and Ian Rohl.

Dolly is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Angelo Rossi; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Hendrickson; son, James Schiavone; granddaughter, Sara Rusboldt; and niece, Anna Ferguson.

Dolly loved her family and her life as a wife, mom and Nonny. Her home was always open to anyone she knew and her Italian cooking was loved by her family and friends.

Some of her favorite times included playing dominos, bingo and bunco with her friends at Simeon Square; and going to the casino to play the slot machines. She loved to tell stories about roller skating and dancing when she was young.

She enjoyed sitting outside in the warm sun and truly appreciated the beautiful things in life. Dolly will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Dolly and her late granddaughter, Sara, had a very special relationship and nothing would please her more than to know gifts were made in her memory to honor Sara. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Loyola University Medical Center – Lung Transplant Department via www.loyolamedicine.org/giving/, or please make checks out to Loyola University Medical Center and mail to: Loyola Medicine Office of Philanthropy, Bldg. 115, Rm. 353, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL, 60153. For more information contact 708-216-3201 or philanthropy@luhs.org.

To sign a guest book and leave condolences online visit our website at www.otthaverstock.com.

Garland Mullins

Garland Mullins, 81, of La Porte passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Northwest Health-La Porte.

Garland was born on Feb. 9, 1940, in Waldo, Kentucky, to Jasper and Eva (Hale) Mullins.

On June 9, 1979, in Fish Lake, Indiana, he married Margie Fisher, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kim (Kimberly) Mullins, Michelle (Bill) Mullins-Land, Tina (Dave) Naughton and Julia (Donald) Tibbs; grandchildren, Brandon, Hollie, Lauren, Kennedy, Jackson, Daniel, Austin, John and Christy; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Annie Conn, Roger Mullins, Cleda Mae Lawson, Dirl Mullins, Ray Mullins, Juanita Howard, Vaughn Bailey, Ellerie Collins, Rondal Mullins, Danny Mullins, Harlen Mullins, James Mullins, Larry Mullins and Vickie Link; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents; stepson, John Fisher; granddaughter, Amy Lynn Douglas; and sister, Imogene Prater.

Over the years, Garland worked as a machine operator for Indiana Molding, Arno Tapes, and retired from Dwyer. He enjoyed family get-togethers, playing corn hole, visiting his stomping grounds in Kentucky and attending grandchildren’s sporting events.

Garland was a self-taught musician, playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, violin, bass and piano. He sang and played bluegrass and gospel music in the “Bluegrass Messengers” with his wife, Margie.

Garland was a passionate vegetable gardener, sharing his bounty with family and friends. Garland loved the Lord and was a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Michigan City.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Brother Brian Parker and Brother Brandon Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Patton Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 2725 Wabash St., Michigan City, IN, 46360.

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

Dennis D. Phillips

Dennis D. Phillips, 74, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at 3:48 a.m. in his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana, with Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne officiating. Entombment will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

He was born May 8, 1947, in Corning, Arkansas, to the late Edward and Ethel (Nicholson) Phillips. On June 29, 1968, he married Sandra Cavin, who survives in Michigan City, Indiana.

Also surviving are a daughter, Missy Bennett of Michigan City, Indiana; grandchild, Rae Bennett of Michigan City, Indiana; brother, Larry Phillips of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and cousin, Jerry (Helen) Nicholson of Stevensville, Michigan.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Aaron Phillips.

Dennis worked at Bethlehem Steel and stayed on 47 years through ownership changes. During his years he served as union president of Local 9144. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam.

He was the Director of the I-C Baseball league and the Woodruff & Son’s coach; a Past President of the Michigan City Park Board, for which they honored his fight for the building of the Michigan City Senior Center and Patriot Park, where the entrance drive of Patriot Park is named after him.

Dennis enjoyed traveling and was an avid lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and was thrilled with a Word Series win. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa. He was generous and helpful to his friends and family, and especially doting toward his grandpup, Sherlock.

Contributions may be made to VNA Hospice Association, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

To sign a guestbook and leave condolences online, visit our website at www.otthaverstock.com.

Arthur Wayne Davis

Arthur Wayne Davis was born on July 20, 1942, in New Buffalo, Michigan. According to his mother, Karma Mann Davis, the night before his birth was the hottest night of the year. She and Wayne’s father, Arthur Davis, took their children to sleep on the beach along the shore of Lake Michigan, where his father dug a hole in the sand so his mother could sleep on her stomach, for the first time in months, a kind and tender act that truly shaped the child born by the end of the next day, rendering him able to be strong in the face of pain, to help others before himself, and to be clever enough to find the simplest solution to ease the hearts of those he loved.

Wayne spent the majority of his life in Michigan City, Indiana, and loved living there. A member of Elston’s class of 1961 and the American Legion Post 451, he seemed to know everyone in town. Recreational sports were very important to him, and he enjoyed bowling, playing and coaching softball, and was an avid golfer. He loved telling jokes, doing crossword puzzles and word searches, and sitting on his porch swing.

Upon his retirement from Stanley Knight Corporation, where he was a sales manager for many years, Wayne spent much time helping the people and organizations he loved. He spent many hours volunteering at The Salvation Army, helping to maintain the grounds and building at the Skwiat Post, and working to declare a portion of U.S. Highway 20 in honor of the veterans of La Porte County. He loved watching golf, football and baseball, as well as police procedurals and westerns, and, every evening, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy.” Taking the children in his life out for ice cream was a highlight of his year.

But by far, what Wayne found most important in his life were his many friends and his family. He is survived by his children, Timothy Lee (Meredyth) Davis, Michael Paul (Meta) Kisner, Kathryn Geneva Gibson and Amanda Lee Davis (Alexander) Kaufman; son-in-law, Roderick D. Ford; sisters, DeNita (Ronald) Ton and Carmelita Mann Davis (Sean) MacLeod; sister-in-law, Maria Davis; and dozens of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He joins his wife, Lucinda Belle (Murray) Davis; daughter, Pollyanna Ellen Ford; brothers, James Kennieth Davis and Chris Edwin Davis; and his parents.

Wayne passed away on Nov. 16, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Muncie. A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to: La Porte County Vans for Vets, 4634 North Range Road, La Porte, IN, 47305-7864; or The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 14, Michigan City, IN, 46360.

Marian Heath

Marian Heath, 91, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Fountainview Terrace.

Marian was born on April 20, 1930, in La Porte, Indiana, to Raymond Homer and Edna Emma (Hoeppner) Link.

On June 3, 1953, she married Harold Otha Heath, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1972.

Surviving are her children, Thomas (Kathy) Heath, Holly (James) Catron and Merri Heath; three grandchildren, Scott (Sarah) Surber, Todd (Rachel) Surber and Heidi (Ethan) Herbert; seven great-grandchildren, Adalyn, Kallie, Landis, Lilyann, Alaina, Alexis and Zane; dear friend, Richard A. Miller; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents; husband; and brother, Ralph Link.

Marian was a 1947 graduate of La Porte High School. She attended classes at Purdue North Central. Marian lived her entire life in the La Porte area.

In the early years of her marriage, Marian was a stay-at-home mother. After her children were all in school, Marian returned to work at GTE, eventually retiring as a supervisor with 30 years of service.

Marian was a member of First United Methodist Church in La Porte and a past member of Naomi Circle and Parish Shepherds.

In addition to enjoying church activities in her retirement, Marian liked traveling and volunteering for the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed getting together with her friends, playing cards, going out to eat, and watching NFL and NBA sports. Marian loved her grandkids, horses and her dogs.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Bob Vale officiating and Pastor Evan Lash officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Family requests that all attending would please wear a mask.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Marian’s friends, Libby, Lou and cousin Nancy (who recently passed away), who stayed in touch with her until her passing.

Memorial donations may be made to The Jane Bernard Animal Adoption Center, 2855 W. SR 2, La Porte, IN, 46350; or Pet Refuge, Inc., 4626 S. Burnett Dr., South Bend, IN, 46614.

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.