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Tamara Tami Rauch dies at age 54

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Tamara “Tami” Rauch, age 54, of Westville, IN, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

She was born November 20, 1959, in Harvey, IL, to Norman and Donna Jeanne (Gardner) Dahlstrom.

Tami was married in Harvey, IL, on June 23, 1978, to Erik Rauch.

She is survived by her father, Norman Dahlstrom of South Holland, IL; her husband Erik Rauch of Westville, IN; son, Elliott Rauch of Westville, IN; daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Rauch of Chesterton, IN; grandchildren, Hailey, Brayden and Allison; sister, Aleta (John) Stephens of Valparaiso, IN; niece, Erin (Mike) Machura and great-nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Mandy, Riley and Cassidy, and great great-nephew, Noah, all of Valparaiso, IN; mother-in-law, Barbro “Farmor” Colbert of Michigan City, IN; and her beloved chocolate lab, Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanne and her father-in-law, Don Colbert.

Tami was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed all kinds of crafts, including fabric collecting and scrapbooking. She liked flowers and gardening and was a true dog lover.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place following services.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 10/21/2014