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Services Thursday, May 21 for Catherine 'Katie' Bryan

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Catherine “Katie” June Bryan, (nee Shannon), age 91, of Portage, IN, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Katie was born in Whiting, IN on June 6, 1923. She was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1941. She retired from E. J. and E. Railroad in 1980 after 36 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, beach time, Square Dancing, reading, and spending time with her family.

Katie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Kenneth “Pop” Bryan, her parents, Elmer and Catherine Shannon, brother, Albert Shannon, sisters, Hazel Moore, Betty Garnett, and grandson, Joshie. She is survived by sons, Josh (Barb) Bryan of Portage, Kit (Paula) Bryan of Miller, and Keith Bryan of Portage; 6 grandchildren, Kit, Cathy, Laura, Zack, Jake, and Casey; 6 great-grandchildren, Jack, Tristen, Blake, Gianna, Madison, and Jenna; special niece, Lynn (Roger) Fontenot; great-niece, Tracy (Jay) Frederick and son, J. R.; many other loving nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart, IN. Pastor Tom Shannahan, officiating.

Friends may visit with Katie’s family at Burns Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., time of service.


Posted 5/20/2015




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