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Susan Marie Frank Montania services Saturday

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Susan Marie Frank Montania, age 67, passed away on November 9, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on August 16, 1947, in Valparaiso, IN, the daughter of the late William and Eleanor (Lorenz) Frank.

A graduate of Liberty Township High School, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ball State University and Master of Science degree in School Media Services from Purdue University. Susan shared her love of learning and literature as an elementary school media specialist with the Duneland School Corporation.

She is survived by her children, Lisa (Chad) Gengnagel of Westville, Matthew Montania of Valparaiso, and their father, Ronald J. Montania of Valparaiso. Those also surviving are grandchildren, Ryan and Dean Gengnagel; brothers, John (Loretta) Frank of Valparaiso, and William (Kay) Frank of Hanna, as well as beloved aunt, Evelyn Brickner of Valparaiso, loving nieces, Angie Frank, Kim Frank, Samantha Frank, Alicia (Charlie) Cooper, Annette Frank, Andrea Frank; nephew/Godson, Kenneth Frank, great-nephew, Lucas Cooper and cherished friends, Cristine Steele of Valparaiso, Karen Kado Huber of Wabash, and Elmer L. Berndt of Edison, TN.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15, 2:00 p.m. at Faith Memorial Lutheran Church, 753 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, Rev. Eric Schoech officiating, with visitation on Saturday from 1 2 p.m.

Memorials may be given to Faith Memorial Lutheran Church or Duneland Education Foundation.


Posted 11/11/2014