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Betty C. Kooistra, age 84, died May 13, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. She was born on May 30, 1930 to Frank and Betty (Kazunas) Starzyk in Chicago where she resided most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, William A. Kooistra. She is survived by three daughters; Deb (Bob) Wills of Chicago, Illinois, Kathy (Rich) Allen of Chesterton, Indiana, Dawn (Mark) Nemelka of Silver Point, Tennessee, and 4 grandchildren. She was a lifetime member of Women of the Moose Lodge 675 Roseland, Chicago Heights since 1956. She is a past member of Incarnation Church. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday May 16, 2015 in Incarnation Church, 5757 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, Illinois, 60463. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Kaniewski Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Indiana is in charge of arrangement. 574-277-4444