Michelle Lynn Goebel, age 30, of Chesterton, Ind., formerly of Hebron, Ind.,
passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving
Michelle was born in Valparaiso, Ind., on March 4, 1982 to Gary and Nancy (Houghtaling)
She married Adam Goebel on May 6, 2006.
Michelle is survived by her husband, Adam Goebel and Sasha; parents, Michael
and Nancy Backes and Gary and Susan Scroggins; sisters, Angela (Marc),
Melissa, Allison (Steve) and Amanda (Matt); brother Kristopher; grandmother
Ina Houghtaling; and five nieces and two nephews.
Michelle earned her Bachelorís degree in Education from Purdue University
and was a dedicated teacher of Economics and U.S. History at Portage High
School. She was a very giving person and enjoyed being with her family and
friends. She was known for her unique and infectious laugh and she will be
Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 3:00
p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund in Michelleís name or to
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.
Online condolences may be left for the family at