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Anne E. Gerasch service set

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Porter resident Anne E. (Kinney) Gerasch passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at her home. She was 81.

Born on Oct. 12, 1928 in Middletown, N.Y., she was the daughter of Lambert and Helen (Drummond) Kinney, who preceded her in death. She was married for 55 years to Gerald L. “Jerry” Gerasch, who survives in Porter.

Also surviving is her son, Lawrence G. Gerasch (wife Sharon) of Vulcan, Mich.; daughters Bonnie H. Gross (husband Louis Sr.) of LaPorte and Jerilyn A. Pritchard (Kenneth) of Valparaiso; and grandchildren Daniel Pritchard, Adam Pritchard, Louis Gross Jr., Stephan Gross, Neal Gerasch, Adrienne Gerasch and Aaron Gerasch.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandson Nathan Pritchard.

Anne was an area resident since 1963, moving here from Illinois. She was Vice President/Treasurer for Culligan of Valparaiso and was the co-owner with her husband. She was also a homemaker and mother. Anne was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, converting to Catholicism after getting married to Jerry. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America Goldenrod Camp #5469 and Oracle for many years. She was also a member of the NSDAR, Mary Ball Chapter. Anne loved the holidays as the whole family would be together.