Mary L. “Marie” Stan is with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. She is absent from the body and present with the Lord. She passed away on March 13, 2024 at the age of 96. She was born on May 5, 1927 in Gary, Indiana. On June 12, 1948, Marie married Phillip N. Stan, Sr.. They were blessed to share 66 years together.
She is survived by their three children, Phillip N. Stan, Jr. (June), James L. Stan, and Linda L. Soliday (David), two grandsons, Phillip N. Stan III (Andrea) and Brian J. Stan (Sarah), two great grandchildren, Nolan Stan and Harper Stan, a sister-in-law, Esther Chuch, and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
Marie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 12. She had a great love of sacred music and was the pianist for several churches including, Aetna Baptist Church in Gary, Glen Park Baptist Church in Gary, Calvary Baptist Church in Valparaiso, and Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton. Marie retired from Sears, Southlake Mall in 1987.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip N. Stan, Sr., her parents, Andrew Ambrose Chuch and Mary Popa Chuch, two brothers, Andrew Chuch and William Chuch, and one sister, Ruth Sautter.
A private graveside service at Angelcrest Cemetery was held for family on March 16, 2024. Rev. Chuck Warren officiated. Donations may be made to Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, IN 46304 and VNA Hospice NWI, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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