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Dawn Vespo services Friday

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Dawn I. Vespo, age 45 of Portage, Ind., passed away Monday, July 15, 2013.

She was born September 10, 1967 in Rantoul, Ill., to Don and Judith (Johnson) Tharp.

On October 16, 1996 she married John Vespo.

She is survived by her parents, Don and Judy Tharp of Chesterton, Ind.; her husband, John of Portage; son, Christopher Krause of Valparaiso, Ind.; daughters, Heather Krause-Brown of Grayson, Ky. and Giana Vespo of Portage, Ind.; her maternal grandparents, Herbert and Velma Johnson of Chesterton, Ind.; brother, Don (Bridgette) Tharp Jr. of Harpster, Ohio; sister, Lisa Lawson of LaPorte, Ind.; granddaughter, Lily Grace and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her step-son, Johnathan Vespo and paternal grandparents, George and Sue Tharp.

Dawn enjoyed gardening and doing puzzles. She loved animals, especially her cat, Oreo.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Dawn’s family.

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Posted 7/17/2013