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Karole A Myres: 1937-2023

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Karole Myres. Karole was a strong supporter of our association having served for many years. Karole was not only a REALTOR but also had time to volunteer at Franciscan Hospital. She will truly be missed. Below is her obituary provided by her family.

Karole A Myres: 1937-2023

Karole A. Myres, 86, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 12:31 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2023 at Settlers Place in La Porte.

She was born in North Judson, Indiana on September 16, 1937, to Karl and Margaret (Hemmueller) Wernle.

On June 25, 1955 Karole married Thomas Myres, who preceded her in death.

She worked as a real estate agent in the area for many years. Karole served on the board for the La Porte County Association of Realtors and the Deserving Children Charity and was a volunteer for Franciscan Hospital gift shop in Michigan City. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting family. Karole will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her children, Susan Hansen, Steven (Laura) Myres, Timothy Myres, Laura (David) Purkal. Sandra (Alan) Gudrian and Jeffrey Myres; sister, Dorothy Ensign; grandchildren, Mathew Stimley, Brian Thomas, Thomas Myres, Elizabeth Myres, Broderick Myres, Corynn Myres, Dustin Purkal, Brandon Purkal, Chelsea Purkal, Aaron Gudrian, Emma Gudrian, Hailey Gudrian, Brayden Myres, and Gavin Myres; and five great grandchildren.

Karole was also preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Margaret Ciszek.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 800-950 A St., La Porte. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.

Please send condolences to the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Deserving Children Charity,, (219) 324-8120. Rest in Peace Karole


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