Alice J. (Heinrich)
Merz, age 81 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.
She is survived by
her children; Therese (Gary) Anderson of Chesterton, Konrad Heinrich of
Chesterton, John (Joelle) Heinrich of Mokena, IL; grandchildren Michael
(Chastity) Anderson, Jennifer (Michael) Kellstrom, Lisa (Jason) Hayes,
Gretchen Heinrich, Kurt (Daniella) Heinrich; 9 great-grandchildren; brother
Ronald (Carolyn) Wimmer; best friend and sister in law Natica Heinrich; two
nephews and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35
years Charles Merz; her parents, Edwin and Velma Wimmer; and sister, Julia
Alice was a loving
and giving mother who enjoyed spending time with family and friends and most
aspects of life.
life centered around the medical field which included several years as a
registered echo technician.
Friends may join
the family in a “Celebration of Life” on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from
1-4 p.m., at Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive, Chesterton, IN,
Donations can be
made in memory of her name to VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, IN, or St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.