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Services Saturday for Helen Marie Jandura, 90

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Helen Marie Jandura, age 90, of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Helen was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on March 27, 1925, grew up in Gary and moved to Chesterton in 1993.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve J. and Helen Jandura, brothers Richard and Steve, sisters-in-law Marian and Geraldine and her nephew Brian.

Helen is survived by her brothers George and John (Betty), nephews Richard (Buffy) and Thomas (Patricia), nieces Robin Carr (Eddie) and Lynne Armstrong (Douglas), and nine great nieces and nephews.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, formerly a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gary, Indiana, serving on the Parish Council and various committees for the Gary Diocese. Helen attended Holy Trinity grade school and Gary Froebel High School, class of 1943. She earned her Nursing Degree from St. Catherine School of Nursing in 1946. Her passion was the children she cared for in the pediatrics unit at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Indiana, completing 42 years of service. During World War II, Helen enlisted in the Cadet Nursing Corps (1943-46). She was an active member of the Phi Eta Sigma Nursing Sorority.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12 o’clock (noon) at Saint Patrick Catholic Church at 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, Father James Meade officiating. Services will conclude at the church, a luncheon will follow at the Spa Event Center. Private burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Monday, February 8.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street in Chesterton, Indiana, from 3:00-8:00 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Center, -2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 or a charity of choice.

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Posted 2/4/2016




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