Elinor J. (nee Kosmatka) Waterman , age 76, passed away on Sunday, April 7,
2013 at Golden Living Center in Valparaiso.
She was born on June 9, 1936 in Gary, Ind., to Lewis H. and Gertrude M. (nee
Hamblin) Kosmatka, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by children Christine Clark and Joel (Emily) Burch, both of
Valparaiso, Ind.; grandchildren, Leah, Jessica, Rachel, Luke, and Dakota;
sister, Irene (Jim) Nelson of Indianapolis, Ind.; sister-in-law, Connie
(John) Hopwood of Calif.
She was also preceded in death by husbands, Larry Burch and Darrell
Waterman; grandson, Kyle Clark and brother, Gerald Kosmatka.
She was a resident of Valparaiso, formerly of Morgan Township and
Chesterton, Ind. She worked as a life insurance agent with Farm Bureau
Insurance Co., was a member of the First Christian Church in Valparaiso and
former member of First Christian Church in Elkhart, Ind., a member of Delta
Theta Chi Sorority, and a graduate of Chesterton High School.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the
First Christian Church, 1508 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, Ind., with Rev.
David Kovalow-St. John officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Chesterton
Cemetery, Chesterton, Ind. Cremation will be at Calvary Crematory, Portage,
Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, April 14, at First Christian
Church from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association and First Christian
Arrangements are being handled by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc., (219) 462-3125.