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Kathryn F. "Kay" Kraft of Valparaiso

 Kathryn F. “Kay” Kraft, 89 of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014. She was born October 12, 1924 in Chicago, the daughter of Alfred and Flora (Kuehl) Jacobs. On January 24, 1953 she married Robert E. Kraft, who preceded her in death March 10, 1984. Kay was a clerk at Montgomery Wards. She is survived by her son David Kraft of Beach Island, SC, daughter Lori McLaughlin of Valparaiso, grandchildren, Phillip, Chris, Michael, Robert, Shawn and Jessica and 8 great grandchildren. Her parents and her brothers, Martin, Fritz and Ken preceded her in death. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso, Rev. John Albers officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Monday, September 29, 2014, 3-7 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Memorial Donations may be made to Rebuilding Together in Valparaiso, P.O. Box 1001, Valparaiso, IN 46384.

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Sandra F. Coslet of Valparaiso

Sandra F. Coslet, 71 of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014. She was born July 30, 1943 in Hobart, the daughter of Steve and Geneva (Gafford) Pittas. Sandra was an EMT and a VNA caregiver. She was a member of St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church and the Philoptochos Society. On April 14, 1967 in Portage she married Ken Coslet, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are her 7 children, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 3 sisters. Her parents and a grandchild preceded her in death. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. Valparaiso. Visitation will be Thursday 2:00 PM until time of services at 4:00 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church, 36 West 700 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385. 

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Shirley J. Beier of Valparaiso

Shirley J. Beier, 86, of Valparaiso, passed away on September 20, 2014, at her daughter’s residence. She was born on November 29, 1927, in Valparaiso, to Horace J. and Ada Lucille (Casbon) Albertson. On December 5, 1970, in Boone Grove she married Max Beier, who survives. Shirley worked at McGill Manufacturing in Valparaiso as a traffic clerk for 23 years. She was an active longtime member of the Boone Grove Christian Church. Shirley loved singing in her church choir as well as the Purdue Extension Chorus for many years. She was a member of the D.A.R.,Project Care, and the dancing club Square Jammers.

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Janis Mary Swanson

Janis Mary Swanson celebrated her 95th birthday on July 4th, 2014. Born in East Gary (Lake Station) to Arthur and Mary Alice Miskimins, Janis and her family moved to Valparaiso when she was two years old. After graduating from Valparaiso High School in 1937, Janis walked downtown and was hired by General Telephone Company from which she retired in 1969.

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Larry G. Baum of DeMotte

Larry G. Baum, 67 of Demotte, passed away Thursday, August 28th, 2014. He was born July 14, 1947 in Valparaiso, the son of Leland and Minnie (Stolte) Baum. Larry was a US Air Force Veteran and a maintenance worker at Pepsi-Cola in Munster.

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Dorothy June Chandos of Valparaiso

Dorothy June Chandos, 92 of Valparaiso, formerly of Wheeler, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. She was born June 27, 1922 in Wheeler, the daughter of Harry Lee and Emma Leona (Taylor) Keene. June attended Wheeler High School and worked in housekeeping at Porter Memorial Hospital. On October 28, 1977 in Valparaiso, she married Ormond “Jack” Chandos, who preceded her in death May 25, 1999. Surviving are her children,

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Donald C. Treadway, Sr. of Chesterton

Donald C. Treadway, Sr. 87, of Chesterton, passed away Monday, August 25th 2014. He was born February 15, 1927 in Hammond, the son of Oscar and Marie (Alexander) Treadway. Don was a carpenter and a member of Liberty Bible Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jean (Bond) Treadway January 13, 2000. Surviving is his son, Donald C. (Laurie) Treadway, Jr., daughters, Sheryl (Michael) Tomerlin, Donna (Larry) Grennes and Deb (Jim Denney) Davis, grandchildren, Jim and Chris Tomerlin, Patrice Snead, Tiffany Sisneras, Danny and Dustin Treadway, Ryan Grennes, Tim Whiteside and Tammy Greenbaum, 16great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and 2 brothers, Frank of Virginia Beach, VA. and Jack of South Bend, IN. His parents, a brother Gene and a sister Dorothy Whelan also preceded him in death. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. Valparaiso, Pastor Bob Nieman officiating. Burial in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4-8 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46383

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