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Wilma Christiansen

February 28, 1940 — December 5, 2020

La Porte

Wilma Christiansen

Wilma Christiansen, 80, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Saturday December 5, 2020 at Golden Living Center in La Porte.

She was born February 28, 1940 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Jack Allen and Alta May (Pointon) Tidey.

A lifelong resident of the area, Wilma really enjoyed being with her family and friends. She loved fishing and going to garage sales to look for that special deal. She was a self proclaimed "trekkie" and watched Star Trek on TV as well as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

She is survived by her three daughters, Jackie (Albert) Beebe of La Porte, IN, Penny (Tom) Rootes-Wilson of Smyrna, GA, Judy Rootes of La Porte, IN; son, Johnny (Colleen) Rootes of Hamlet, IN, ; three brothers, Roger (Diane) Tidey of La Porte, IN, Ricky Tidey of La Porte, IN, Kevin Tidey of La Porte, IN; five sisters, Elaine Perry of KY, Karen Searing of Kingsbury, Merlyn Jones of Elkhart, Vickie (Steve) Marcum of La Porte, Dorothy Chlebowski of TN; 19 grandchildren; 31 great -grandchildren and 1 great - great grandchild.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Sandy Wilson; sons Chet, Paul, and Michael Rootes; brothers, Jack, Randy and Allen Tidey; sisters, Judy Blake, Eva Brown and Celeste Chlebowski.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. The family has selected cremation, with a private celebration of her life.

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