Lynne Dingman Kaser Lootens, 76, of Michigan City, died Monday, December 17, 2018 at Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City.
Lynne and her twin brother, Lanny, were born in 1942 in Michigan City, IN, to Lowell and Lesley Dingman. She graduated from MC Elston Sr. High School in 1960. Lynne met Robert Kaser, a reporter for the News Dispatch, while working at the A&W rootbeer stand. On November 25, 1961, she married Robert Kaser. They enjoyed 43 years together, ending with Bob’s death in 2004. Lynne and Bob shared many interests and causes in Michigan City. She served as president of the La Porte County League of Woman Voters for several years and received national awards for her conservation efforts to make the south shores of Lake Michigan a safe and enjoyable place. She also served as a member of the MC Redevelopment Commission.
She enjoyed reading, traveling, and (on rare occasions) would bring out her accordion. She enthusiastically joined Bob’s journey and tribulations of being a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. Soon thereafter, she also became a Chicago Bears devotee. From the Super Bowl shuffle to the Cubs 2016 World Series Championship, she was a vocal supporter and sideline coach. She watched the Bears defeat the Packers from her hospital bed on December 16.
Lynne remarried and was blessed to share three joyful years with her husband Bernard Lootens who preceded her in death. She and Bernie enjoyed traveling and weathered several Indiana winters in Florida along with their beloved dog, Ziggy.
She is survived by her mother, Lesley Dingman Wooton; her daughters, Tammy Kaser of Indianapolis and Tara (Rick) Foley of Noblesville; and sons, Mark Kaser of Indianapolis and Christopher (Tara) Kaser of Peru; grandchildren, Jalynne, Kendra, and Eric Foley and Alec and Addison Kaser; brothers, Lanny (Joyce) Dingman of Sarasota, Fl and Lyle (Susan) Dingman of Michigan City; sisters, LaDonna (Bob) Danielson of Pokégon, MI and LaVerne Kniola of Michigan City; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Lowell Dingman; sister, LaVonne Wick; and brother, Loren Dingman.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor's choice.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.