Kuiper Funeral Home


Dorothy L. Stevens

March 11, 1934February 10, 2021

Dorothy Lea Stevens, age 86, of Merrillville, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Dorothy was born March 11, 1934 to Violet and Ross Kraus.

Dorothy worked at Jewel Food Store and after many years of service she retired as a Front End Manager. Dorothy's greatest joy was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy enjoyed baking and cooking. Everyone looked forward to her candy at Christmas time. She was a faithful member of HopeSpring Church Griffith, IN.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Ross and Violet Kraus; brothers Arden and David Kraus; sister Ruth Morrow; grandson Matthew Styx, and great granddaughter Brianna Petrovic.

Dorothy is survived by daughters Judy (Philip) Sprey of Carthage, Texas; Linda (Steven) Heston; Tammy (David) Styx; and brother Mike Kraus; grandchildren Jerry (Alfina) Chandler, Carie (Kyle) Harris, Joseph Stevens, Thomas Stevens (Jason Jones), Steve (Catrina) Heston, Ashley (Devin) Copeland, John Heston, Jacob (Emily) Styx and Benjamin (Ashley) Styx, great grandchildren Matthew, Ross, Gabriel, Andrianna, Calab, Mckayla, Aubrey, Raymond, Faithful, Myla, Devin Jr., Zeke, Cole, Tiri, Julia, Rehn and Lyla and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

A visitation for Dorothy will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM and funeral service will follow at 12:00 PM at Kuiper Funeral Home 9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, Indiana 46322. Pastor Brandon Matthews will be officiating.

She will be laid to rest at Chapel Lawn and Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stevens family.


  • Alexander Kraus, Father (deceased)
  • Violet Kraus, Mother (deceased)
  • Judy (Philip) Sprey, Daughter
  • Linda (Steven) Heston, Daughter
  • Tammy (David) Styx, Daughter
  • Arden Kraus, Brother (deceased)
  • Ruth Morrow, Sister (deceased)
  • David Kraus, Brother (deceased)
  • Mike Kraus, Brother
  • Jerry (Alfina) Chandler, Grandson
  • Carie (Kyle) Harris, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Stevens, Grandson
  • Thomas Stevens (Jason Jones), Grandson
  • Steve (Catrina) Heston, Grandson
  • Ashley (Devin) Copeland, Granddaughter
  • John Heston, Grandson
  • Jacob (Emily) Styx, Grandson
  • Matthew Styx, Grandson (deceased)
  • Benjamin (Ashley) Styx, Grandson
  • Matthew, Great Grandson
  • Ross, Great Grandson
  • Gabriel, Great Grandson
  • Andrianna, Great Granddaughter
  • Mckayla, Great Granddaughter
  • Calab, Great Grandson
  • Aubrey, Great Granddaughter
  • Brianna, Great Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Raymond, Great Grandson
  • Faithful, Great Granddaughter
  • Devon Jr., Great Grandson
  • Myla, Great Granddaughter
  • Cole, Great Grandson
  • Tiri, Great Granddaughter
  • Julia, Great Granddaughter
  • Rehn, Great Granddaughter
  • Lyla, Great Granddaughter
  • Zeke, Great Grandson


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

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