Berntsen, age 49, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Saturday, August 12,
She was born in
Valparaiso, IN, on August 2, 1968, to Larry “Mac” and Judy (Sinks) McKinney.
She married the
love of her life, Greg Berntsen on September 30, 1995.
Dawn graduated from
Chesterton High School Class of 1987. She worked as a bartender for the
Coach Lite Inn in Chesterton for over 25 years and recently worked at
Serenity Springs for several years. Dawn never met a stranger. She was kind,
caring and selfless and always had a smile on her face. She was taken too
soon and will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune of calling
her a friend.
Dawn is survived by
her loving husband, Greg Berntsen; her mother, Judy McKinney; brother, Chris
(Faith) McKinney; nieces and nephews, Sierra Subartowicz, Dustin McKinney
and Shanelle, Robert and Kristina McKinney; mother-in-law, Barb Berntsen;
brothers-in-law, Chuck and Jeff Berntsen and her beloved fur babies, Pork
Chop, Rusty, Casper, Fluff and Lucky.
She was preceded in
death by her father, Larry “Mac” McKinney; sister, Lisa Subartowicz;
father-in-law, W.C. Chuck Berntsen; special fur babies, Callie, Pepper,
Marshmallow and Scaredy Cat.
A Celebration of
Life Memorial will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., at
LeRoy’s, 333 US 20, Porter, IN.
Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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