Chesterton Tribune

Janet Rowe dies at age 57 services Monday

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Janet Rowe, age 57, of Chesterton, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 1, 2011, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born June 18, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.

Janet was married on May 12, 1979, in Valparaiso, Ind., to Michael Rowe, who survives of Chesterton.

Janet is also survived by her parents, Edward and Helen Martin of Portage; sons, Jeff (Erika) Van Wagner of Woodridge, Ill., Tim (Kelly) Van Wagner of Valparaiso, Ind., Michael (Sydney) Rowe of Lafayette, Ind., and Kevin Rowe of Terre Haute, Ind.; brothers, Jim (Debbie) Martin of Portage, Ind., John (Maria) Martin and Keith Martin of Valparaiso, Ind.; sister, Donna (Paul) Findley of San Diego, Calif.; and grandchildren, Benjamin, Zachary, Nicholas and Samantha.

Janet obtained her nursing degree from Purdue, and worked as a Registered Nurse and later as the Cardiac Cath Lab Supervisor at Porter Hospital. She was a White Sox and IU basketball fan, and an avid reader. Janet enjoyed gardening, feeding birds, and vacations to Disney World.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Andrew Corona officiating. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind., with burial of ashes at Chesterton Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 12/2/2011