93 year old, Marian J. Webster of DeMotte, formerly of Merrillville, passed away August 18, 2016.
On September 10, 1922 Marian was born to Kenneth and Ida (Carlson) Surprise in Allegan, Michigan. Marian was a bookkeeper for Richmond Brother’s a men’s clothing and tailoring company. She was a member of the Christian Business Women’s Society in Gary. She loved crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. Marian enjoyed watching birds and especially loved her kitty that lived to be 23 years young.
Marian was a longstanding member of Grace Baptist Church in Gary, IN. Her faith was rooted in Jesus Christ and He was her strength. She was a prayer warrior and an avid student of the Bible and faithfully prayed for her children and grandchildren. She loved listening to Charles Stanley and Erwin Lutzer on WMBI Radio.
Marian is survived by her children: Yvonne Webster, Janet (Donald) Umlauf, Paul Webster, 6 grandchildren, and 13+ great-grandchildren, and siblings: Jon (Maxine) Surprise & Ken (Judy) Surprise.
Marian was preceded in death by her: parents: Kenneth & Ida Surprise, husband: Lewis, and son: David Webster.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 until 6:30 p.m. on August 23, 2016, at the Heritage Baptist Church, 9903 Merrillville Rd., Crown Point, Indiana. Services will take place at the Church at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. Scott Wilson officiating. Private family graveside services will take place on Wednesday morning.
The Boersma Funeral Home of Wheatfield has been entrusted with these services.