August 15, 1939 – August 9, 2023
Marla Pearl Holmes, nee Deschand, age 83 of Crown Point, IN formerly of Calumet City, IL passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Johnny Holmes. Loving mother of Virgil (Jennifer) Holmes and Valerie (Donald) Hartkoorn and the late Vickie Sue Holmes. Proud grandmother of Jordan Hartkoorn and Dana (Joe) Zumpf and great-grandmother of Roxanne Zumpf. Dear sister of the late Myrna (late Gene) Johnson, late Marilyn Thomas, late Monica Deschand, late Virgil Deschand, and the late Marsha (Roger) Ott. Also preceded in death by her parents Virgil and Bertha Pearl Nelson Deschand.
Marla was one of the Deschand Quadruplets born on August 15, 1939, in Kankakee along with Marilyn, Monica, and Virgil. She was known by her family to be a good and kind person, and a servant to many — however it was her faith and her trust in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, that assures us today that she is eternally in the presence of God our Father.
Visitation Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Interment to follow with a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery – Calumet City, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Franciscan Hospital Inpatient Hospice, or You Turn Ministries, 2634 Drake Road, Lebanon, OH 45036.
For further information please contact 219-322-7300.