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Services Wednesday for Mary Jane Struve, age 77

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Mary Jane Struve, 77 of Pooler, GA, formerly of Lady Lake, FL and Chesterton, IN, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

She was born March 10, 1939, in Valparaiso to the late Earl and Evelyn (Shinebarger) Cochran.

Mary graduated from Wheeler High School and worked for over 30 years as a clerk. She enjoyed gardening, painting, and crafts. Most of all, Mary loved spending time with family.

On January 4, 1958, Mary married Charles R. Struve who preceded her in death in 2015.

She is survived by her children, Debra (Richard) Back of Pooler, GA, Charles W. (Angelica) Struve of Crown Point, and Lori (Philip) Simon of Valparaiso; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and siblings, Earl (Bub) Cochran of Hobart, Nancy Gourlay of Portage, and William Cochran of Portage.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Memorial Service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial of ashes will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association,


Posted 10/14/2016






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