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Bonnie Rightsell services Sunday, December 7

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Bonnie Rightsell, age 58 of Valparaiso, IN passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014.

She was born on August 15, 1956 to Marie Carlson and was raised by her parents, Cecil and Edna (Collins) Cutler.

On November 2, 1978 she was married to William “Bill” Rightsell, who survives of Valparaiso, IN. She is also survived by her sons, Aaron Highberger of Portage, IN, Adam Highberger of Hobart, IN, and Scott (Dannielle) Highberger of Porter, IN; daughters, Tara Rightsell of Michigan City, IN, and Tonya (Adam) Johnson of Mokena, IL; brothers, Terry (Verna) Kendall of Bagley, WI, Jack (Sandy) Cutler of Valparaiso, IN, Roger (Donna) Carlson of Macon, GA, and David (Mary) Carlson of South Bend, IN; sisters, Judy (Rich) McGee of Westville, IN, Rhonda Cutler of Chesterton, IN, and Rose (Joe) Evert of Miller, IN, and grandchildren, Aubrey, Katlyne and Evan Highberger.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bonnie loved to golf at Mink Lake and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baking and making jelly and jam for others. She was a hardworking mother of five and worked serving hot lunches at several area schools. She was a member of the Road to Life Church. Bonnie loved spending time with her friends and family.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Dave Gargano officiating.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted 12/4/2014