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Jennifer 'Jen' Meece dies at age 38

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Jennifer “Jen” Meece, age 38 of Porter, Ind. passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011 at home.

She was born on November 28, 1972 in Hammond, Indiana to Susan (Harrison) Grisell.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Susan and John Grisell of Crown Point; stepfather “Dad” Ray Pavlin of Portage; children, Kate and Josh Bogdan of Portage; fiancé, Matt Davidson of Porter; grandmother, Betty Harrison of Crown Point; brothers, James (Aimee) Meece of Orange Park, Fla. and Aaron Pavlin of Portage; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jen was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Pavlin and her aunt Cheryl Hardiman.

Jen was a 1991 graduate of Hobart High School. She was a loving mother, daughter and friend. Jen brought warmth and light whereever she went and touched many hearts along the way.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Hospital.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 9/21/2011