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Lorraine A. Semla

November 6, 1932 ~ September 13, 2019 (age 86)
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Lorraine A. Semla

November 6, 1932 - September 13, 2019

Lorraine A. Semla, 86, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:09 pm in Franciscan Health - Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana

Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington St. with Rev. Walter Ciesla officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation hours will be Friday, September 20, 2019 from 9:00 am till 10:30 am in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana.

She was born November 6, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Michael and Anna (?) Gembara. On May 14, 1955 in Michigan City, Indiana she married Edward J. Semla, who preceded her in death on June 24, 20017.

Surviving are daughter, Leanne (Michael) Hoffmann of Indianapolis, Indiana; son, Edward M. (Carol) Semla of Sun City Center, Florida; granddaughter Tara (Chris) Shifflett of Winchester, Virginia; grandson, Robinson "Robbie" (Elena) Semla of Buchanan, Michigan; five Great-Grandchildren, Eva Shifflett, Sophia Shifflett, Edward J. Semla, Bronco Semla and Liberty Semla; sister, Natalie Kroening of Michigan City, Indiana; Several nieces and nephews also survive.  She was preceded in death by grandson, Brad Galloway; two sisters, Mae Gembara and Sally Cescato along with a brother, Casey Gembara;

Mrs. Semla retired from Joy Mfg., Michigan City, Indiana as a department dispatcher. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Ladies of the American Legion, St. Stanislaus Rosary Society. She loved her pet animals and was a garage sale enthusiast along with gardening.

Contributions may be made to Michiana Humane Society, 722 Highway 212, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

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