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CHESTERTON, IN - Leona M. Gilyan, age 79, of Chesterton, formerly of Hobart, passed away December 4, 2017. Lee was a long time member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Hobart.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin and Elizabeth Jacob. Lee is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dan Gilyan; children: Denise (Carlo) Airdo of Elmhurst, IL, Phil (Gina) Gilyan of Chesterton; brother, Joe (May) Jacobs of Schaumburg, IL; sister, JoAnn Jacob of Flushing, MI; brother, Paul (Karen) Jacob of Flushing, MI; three grandchildren: Benjamin Airdo, Danielle and Tony Gilyan; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lee will be Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church, 207 Kelly Street, Hobart, Pastor Charles Strietelmeier officiating. Friends may visit with Lee's family on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 p.m., and Friday, December 8, 2017, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., at Augustana Lutheran Church (Hobart). Contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. BURNS FUNERAL HOME (Hobart) entrusted with arrangements.

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