Change of service:Joan (Parise) Turner - Valparaiso
The funeral mass for Joan Turner has been rescheduled
for Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00 AM at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic
Church, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, with visitation one hour prior.
Joan Turner (born Giovanna Parise) passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day
at the age of 84.
She was preceded in death by her husband Patrick J. Turner; her parents
Maria and Giovanni Parise; her sisters Maria and Inez, as well as her
brothers, John and Adelino.
She and Patrick had two children, Patrick (Cariann) and Ken (Chris) of
Jackson Twp., as well as eight grandchildren; Justin, Philip, Courtney,
Erin, Alec, Sarah, Trevor and Julia.
She grew up in Roseland, Ill. She and Patrick married and later moved to
South Holland, Mich., and later Merrillville, Ind.
For many years, Joan and Pat owned and operated Pacesetter Beauty Supply in
Gary, Ind., and then Merrillville.
Joan ultimately moved to Valparaiso where she volunteered for many years at
St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center. She was a compassionate person who
always led by example. She spent the last two years at Moses Care Givers in
Valparaiso, Ind., and the family would like to thank those who attended to
her needs there.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday,
January 7 at 10:00 AM
at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage,
Ind., the Rev. Andrew Corona officiating. Burial will follow at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, Ill.
Visitation will be Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt
Rd., Valparaiso, Ind., with a wake service at 3:30 p.m. Additional
visitation will take place Monday at the church, one hour prior to the mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moses Caregivers, 693 Dearborn
Rd., Valparaiso, IN, 46385. Moellerfuneralhome.com