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Deborah Reed dies at 56

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Deborah E. Reed (nee: Rose) of Portage, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009 at her home.

She was born September 18, 1952 in Wilmington, Del. the daughter of Donald and Mildred (Read) Rose, both of whom preceded her in death.

On April 1, 1972 in Gary, she married Ronald A. Reed, who survives in Portage.

She is also survived by two sons, Ronald A. (Jaime) Reed, Jr. of Chesterton and Timothy Reed, of Portage; two grandchildren, Justin and Jenna Reed; one sister, Cathy (Charles) Vandenburgh, of Portage; two brothers, Donald Rose, Jr. of Portage, James Rose, of Valparaiso, mother-in-law, LaVonne Haker, of Alamont, Ill.; brother-in-law, Bill (Diane) Reed, of Chesterton; sister-in-law, Sandra (Morris) Russell, of Lavergne, Tenn. and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Debbie was a 1970 graduate of Portage High School. She was past Honor Queen of Job’s Daughters, Chesterton and a member of the Portage Democratic Club. She was D.C.P. Supervisor at Opportunity Enterprises in Valparaiso. Much of Debbie’s life was spent working with handicapped and disabled people.

Funeral services, Pastor Bob Burton officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Interment will follow at McCool Cemetery, Portage.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 at White-Love Funeral Home.

The family prefers memorials to Opportunity Enterprises, 2801 E. Evans Ave., Valparaiso, 46383, or to Porter County V.N.A. Home Hospice Program, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

For information, please call White-Love Funeral Home 926-1309.



Posted 8/14/2009