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Andrea Louise (Koch) Lee service Saturday

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Andrea Louise (Koch) Lee, age 75, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away at Golden Living Center, in LaPorte, Ind., on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

She was born on May 24, 1937, to her mother, Ruth (Murray) Pangburn in Michigan City, Ind.

Andrea is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lee of LaPorte, Ind.; sons, Steven Lee (Norma) of Three Oaks, Mich., David Lee of LaPorte, Ind.; sisters, Janet Shields (husband, Paul), Janice Coslet, Carole Pangburn, Pamela Horlacher (Ron), Linda Utterback (Wayne), Susan McIntyre; sister-in-law, Nancy Koch; six grandchildren, Zachary Lee, Samantha Lee, Marcus Lee, Douglas Lee, Monica West (husband, Justin), Brian Lee; seven great-granchildren; and good friend, Dale Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her mother; brother, David Koch; and a sister, Jackie Holdren.

She was a graduate of Chesterton High School with the class of 1955. Andrea was baptized in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton. She worked as a line operator for Coca Cola in Valparaiso, retiring in 1992. In her free time, Andrea enjoyed making Christmas ornaments and pictures made by cross stitching. She was a very loving person who never saw the bad in anyone. Andrea enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren as they were growing up.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Graceland Memorial Park, 1505 Morthland Drive, Valparaiso. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Andrea’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

Arrangements are being handled by Elm Ridge Funeral Home, Muncie, Ind. Phone (765) 288-5061.



Posted 2/28/2013