Helen Loncaric, age
84 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the VNA
Hospice Center in Valparaiso.
She was born on
March 9, 1930 in Chicago, IL, to Joel and Margaret Beck-Barnes, both of whom
preceded her in death. On September 2, 1950, at St. Marks Church in Gary,
IN, she married Joseph Loncaric, who preceded her in death on January 3,
Helen is survived
by her son, Tom (Sandy) Loncaric of Frisco, TX, and her daughter, Terry
(Debbie) Loncaric of Palatine, IL, and grandson, Casey Thomson.
She is also
survived by her sister, Dolores Love of Lowell, IN.
She is also
preceded in death by her sister, Evelyne Robinson and her brothers, Charles
and William Barnes, as well as her special nephew, Jim Love.
Helen was a member
of St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso, and was a fifty year member of
the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #170. She was a 1948 graduate of Lew
Wallace High School.
She was a loving
mother, loyal friend and kind caregiver.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 16, 2015, at St. Paul
Catholic Church, 1855 Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso, IN, 46384, with Father
Joseph Pawlowski officiating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery,
The family will
receive friends on Sunday, February 15, 2015, from 2 until 7 p.m. at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be given to St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 Harrison
Blvd, Valparaiso, IN, 46384, or to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso
Street, Valparaiso, IN, 46383. To send an online condolence, please visit