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Elaine E. Dunifon

October 18, 1922 - September 22, 2017

Elaine Elizabeth Dunifon, 94, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Naperville, IL.  
Elaine was born in La Porte, IN, on October 18, 1922 to Carl John and Elizabeth Lindewald.
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, IL, Laura Bannon of Wichita, KS, Scott (Molly) Dunifon of Columbus, OH, and Lindsey Dunifon of Columbus, OH; step-grandchildren, Peter and Taylor Rushton of Columbus, OH, Elliott (Ashley) Long of Jacksonville, FL, and Ethan Long of Naperville, IL; as well as great-grandson, Decker Dunifon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers; a sister; and grandson, Jeffrey Bannon.

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 LPHS 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.

Funeral Information

A time of visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of service on Thursday at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Rev. Ronald Brauer officiating. 

Interment will take place following the service at Pine Lake Cemetery.

Indiana arrangements by Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, IN.

For more information please call (219) 362-2828 or visit

Illinois arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, IL. 

For more information please call (630) 355-0213 or visit

Donations Information

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350.

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