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Jean McDaniel dies at age 91

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Jean McDaniel, age 91 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

She was born on May 27, 1923, in Calumet City, IL, to Robert Regnier and Ruth (McMullin) Goodknight.

She was married for 47 years to Ralph E. McDaniel.

She is survived by her son, Kevin (Mary) McDaniel of South Haven, MI; daughters, Janice (Scott) Miller of Valparaiso, IN, and Marilyn (Andrew) Petro of Chesterton, IN; grandchildren, Tim (Leslie) and Casey (Sylvia) Petro and Cory (Aya), Sean and Holly McDaniel and great-granddaughter, Charlotte Millet Petro.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Jean was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and was always willing to help. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion, Ladies of the Nile and a former member of the Chapel of the Dunes in Miller.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements are being handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 12/15/2014