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Lloyd James Christian, Sr. of Valparaiso

Lloyd James Christian, Sr. 60 of Valparaiso passed away Saturday April 12, 2014. He was born May 17, 1953 in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of Lloyd and Queenie (Johnson) Christian. Lloyd was a US Air Force Veteran, a Steelworker and a member of the V.F.W. Post 988.

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Grandson Noah!

grandson-noahNoah at his first Master's Tournament!! 3 months old!

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Good Time Clogger Makes Hair Donation to Locks of Love

There has been an issue that I have been toying with for the past few months and I have decided to follow my instincts to do it. I have an extremely giving heart and wanted to make life better for somebody else.  This fall, I have decided to donate some of my hair to Locks of Love and have it benefit a life of a disadvantaged child.

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Wanda Sue Maples of Valparaiso


Wanda Sue Maples, 72 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born January 9, 1942 in Lake City, Tennessee, the daughter of Wesley and Naomi (Byrd) Foust. Sue was a child of God and had a strong faith. On February 26, 1960 in Tennessee, she married the love of her life Robert L. Maples, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving is her son Jeff (Diane) Maples of Valparaiso, her daughter Tara (Dave) Shreve of Kenosha, WI., 5 grandchildren, Max Maples and Abby, Livy, Audrey and Drew Shreve, 3 brothers, Gerald Foust of Hiram, GA, Rick Foust and Mike Foust both of Lake City, TN. and 2 sisters, Shirley Johnson of Garland, TX and Sharon Neal of Cookeville, TN. She was preceded in death by her son Todd “Tony” Maples, her parents and a brother Terry Foust.

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LeRoy F. Arndt of Valparaiso

 LeRoy F. Arndt, 90 of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. He was born August 11, 1923 in Wilders, Indiana the son of George and Bertha (Domes) Arndt. On November 29, 1944 in Norman, OK he married Bettie L. Gibson, who preceded him in death June 9, 2009. LeRoy was a US Marine Corps Veteran 1943-45 serving state side and in the South Pacific. He was a retired carpenter and a 60 year member of the Moose Lodge 1357 and the American Legion Post 94.

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Loretta L. Rohrich of Valparaiso

 Loretta L. Rohrich, 75 of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, peacefully at the VNA Hospice Center. She was born November 13, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Joseph Maciejewski and Lucy (Mirecki) Stanowski. Loretta was a victim advocate with the Porter County Prosecutors Office and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

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Robert W. Rogers of Portage

Robert W. Rogers, 69 of Portage, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his home. He was born September 29, 1944 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Eugene H. and Esther L. (Fisher) Rogers. Robert was a US Army Veteran, a steelworker and a member of local 1014. On September 4, 1964 in Rock Island, IL he married Carolyn Griffin, who survives in Portage. Also surviving is his daughter Kimberly (James A.) Hootnick of Valparaiso, his son Robert R. (Amy) Rogers of Valparaiso, 3 grandchildren, Jamie Hootnick, Kayla (Erik) Green and Robert M. Rogers and 2 brothers Thomas and Paul Rogers. His parents and a brother Steve Rogers preceded him in death. Robert attended car shows and loved spending time in the yard. A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12-4 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. Valparaiso.

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