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Services Saturday for Rachel K. Amling, 83

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Rachel K. Amling, 83, of Valparaiso passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.

She was born April 1, 1932 in Watertown, Wisconsin, to Paul and Vashti (French) Kasten.

She graduated from Pana High School in Illinois, attended teachers college in Minneapolis, MN, and taught all eight grades in a one room schoolhouse in Ludell, Kansas before receiving her B.A. in Education from Concordia College in River Forest, IL.

Her interest in natural foods and supplements led to a long and successful career as a Shaklee distributor. Always a crusader for Christian causes, she headed the local Lutherans for Life chapter for years and continued to play the organ for St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Otis, IN, until her recent surgery. Her sweet tooth, penchant for cookbooks and love of children kept her young for eight decades with special remembrances by the neighborhood children of her annual ďdonut day.Ē

On June 1, 1957, she married Arol Amling, who survives along with their children: Stephen (Zakia) Amling of Louisville, KY, Neil Amling of Valparaiso, Doris Amling of Valparaiso, Daniel (Suzanne) Amling of Valparaiso, Julie Amling of Portage, Amy (Charles) Saunders of Valparaiso, brother, Richard Kasten of Pana, IL, sisters: Margaret (George) Moeller of Valparaiso, Mary-Anne Sanders of Pana, IL, 16 grandchildren: Lauren, Jordan, Sydney, Jessica, Megan, Michael, Eric, Rachel, Kathleen, Caleb, Garrett, Grant, Preston, Samantha, Ross and Carter and three great grandchildren: Rhianna, Rose and Jadelyn. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lora Amling and two sisters: Caroline Kallas and Mildred Kasten.

A visitation will be held Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso.

Funeral service is Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., at Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 N. Washington St., Valparaiso, Rev. Thomas Sabel officiating, with burial at Angelcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paulís Lutheran Church.


Posted 5/5/2015




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