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Celebration of Life Saturday for Alice J. Merz

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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 Wimmer.

Alice was a loving and giving mother who enjoyed spending time with family and friends and most aspects of life.

Her professional 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, 46304.

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.

Arrangements handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.


Posted 12/9/2014