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Doris Jean (Schmaltz) Stanley

May 26, 1945 — April 11, 2021

Doris Jean Stanley, 75, of Michigan City, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Doris was born in Baroda, MI, on May 26, 1945 to Edwin W. and Leona Elinore (Kizer) Schmaltz.

On December 4, 1964 in La Porte, she married Don Harold Stanley, who preceded her in death.  Surviving Doris are her son, James "Jim" Stanley of Michigan City; 5 granddaughters, Krystle (Trevor) Beals, Andrea Stanley, Heather Stanley, Amanda (Kylle) Arnold, and Jamie Stanley; 5 great-grandsons; siblings, Mary Jo Hampsten of San Antonio, TX, Jerry (Sue) Schmaltz of West Lafayette, IN, and Penny (Don) Nelson of La Porte; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David M. Stanley; sister, Joyce Elaine Allison; grandson, Ronnie Bodenheimer, and brother-in-law, Ron Hampsten.

Doris was a school cook and babysitter for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, bowling, and painting.  Doris was a member of the La Porte WBA Hall of Fame.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at La Porte Missionary Church with Pastor Steve Galloway officiating.

A time of visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church.

Due to the recent La Porte County Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Friday, April 16, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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La Porte Missionary Church (La Porte)

104 East 18th Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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