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Marguerite C. (Watts) Domsic

Born: Wed., Jan. 17, 1917
Died: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

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Marguerite C. Domsic, age 103, of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on January 17, 1917, in Kansas City, KS, to John E. Watts and Veda Watts, both of whom preceded her in death. 


On July 30, 1945, in Chicago, IL, she married the love of her life, Joseph T. Domsic, who preceded her in death on June 17, 1986.  


She is survived by her loving children: Eileen (John) Stachler, Elizabeth (Donald) Baier of Mount Vernon, IN, Michael (Teresa) Domsic of Portage, IN, and Joseph (Diana) Domsic, Jr. of Walkerton, IN; and by her adoring grandchildren: Joseph Stachler of South Bend, IN, Suzanne (Joshua) Stachler Howk of Richland, MI, Michael Domsic, Jr. of Portage, IN, Thomas Domsic of Walkerton, IN, and Matthew (Amber) Domsic of Valparaiso, IN. 


She was also preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Watts, and her brother, John R. Watts. 


Marguerite was employed at the Gary Public Library, later the Westchester Public Library, for over 20 years. She was a volunteer for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (now known as the National Park) for more than 20 years. She was also a member of the Building Fit Friends exercise class at the Duneland Family YMCA and was a member of the Duneland Historical Society.  After retirement, she began painting and created many beautiful pieces of art. She was also awarded the RSVP Volunteer of the Year award in 1991. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN, with Fr. Nathaniel Edquist officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Mount Mercy Cemetery, Gary, IN.


The family will receive friends on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN. 


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Marcia A Griswold
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
Her charming voice would come thru my house phone whilst living in 46304.She would remind me of the Historical group's meeting forthcoming. Always a gracious soul was she.
Her pleasant manner was joyous to share.
May all who knew her share her grace moving forward.
My deepest sympathy to the family and close ones.
Peace be upon all who grieve.

Jean-Pierre Anderson
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
Many visitors to Indiana Dunes National Park were greeted by the lovely smile and gentle words of Marguerite. Marguerite added to the enjoyment of so many. It was such a pleasure to have know her. I can only imagine the beautiful greeting she received in heaven.

Vickie Larson
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences on Marguerites passing. She was a wonderful woman. I was an original member of the library board, and she was a rock and support at the beginning. My children enjoyed story hour with her when they were little in the 70s. We could not have had the library without her and her kindness and wisdom. She will be sorely missed.

Dennis Penning
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
I met dear Marguerite in her capacity as a National Park Service Volunteer at the Dunes Visitor Center. She was always gracious, friendly and had a twinkle in her eye. I looked forward to our encounters and in the later years when she was no longer driving, the occasional times when a friend would bring her by the Center for a visit or eating with a relative at a local restaurant. Over the years she brought smiles into the lives of many, I’m sure.
Dennis Penning

Terry Myers
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020

I remember your mother, Mrs. Domsic to me, as the librarian in the old Chesterton library across the street from Thomas Elementary School. She always helped me in my confusion to find what I was looking for and, in the process, showed me the secrets of the Dewey Decimal System. I have had a book on my shelf for many years that is a title of one she recommended to me in about 1963. I read it then and finally found a copy of my own. Every so often, I'll take it off the shelf and read a few pages. When I do, I always think of Mrs. Domsic. I imagine you have many fine memories of your mother. I am thankful she left me with a very nice one, too. Take care.

United Way of Posey County Rodney L Clark
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by United Way of Posey County.

With our deepest sympathy, United Way of Posey County Board of Directors, Rodney Clark and Rhonda Wolf

Richard Highberger
   Posted Mon March 02, 2020
Mrs. Domsic taught me how to navigate the Westchester Public Library, the small brick building on 2nd Street in the 1960's. I recall her teaching me how to search the card catalog and how to use it to find books on the shelf.

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