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Krista (Smith) Smith MacLennan

December 26, 1967 ~ April 7, 2021 (age 53)

Obituary

Krista Smith MacLennan, 53, a lifelong resident of La Porte, Indiana passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Krista was born December 26, 1967, in La Porte, Indiana to Mayor Dennis F. and Sylvia M. (Meltinos) Smith.

On February 29, 1992, Krista married Thomas P. MacLennan Jr. who survives along with two sons, Joseph MacLennan of Indianapolis, Indiana, and John MacLennan of La Porte, Indiana; her mother, Sylvia Smith of Dunedin, Florida, and her brother, David (Jamie) Smith of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her father, Mayor Dennis F. Smith.

Krista graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and from Notre Dame Law School in 1994. She practiced law in La Porte and worked for many years for the La Porte Circuit Court as Director of Juvenile Court Services. In recent years she worked as a grant writer for the Sisters of the Holy Cross, and as Volunteer Coordinator for the Center for Hospice. Krista was always active with her kids, helping out at schools, working in the concession stands, and cheering from the sidelines.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 C Street, La Porte, Indiana.  Reverend Ian Williams will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to La Porte Catholic Churches, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana 45350.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Sunday
April 11, 2021

6:30 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
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Visitation
Sunday
April 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
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Visitation
Monday
April 12, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
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Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
April 12, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 C Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Guaranteed delivery before the Mass of Christian Burial begins

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