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Memorial Visitation Tuesday for Roberta Lynn Nale

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Roberta Lynn Nale, age 74 of Porter, passed away on March 26, 2018, at her home.

She was born on September 22, 1943, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to Robert and Doris Nystrom, both of whom preceded her in death.

Roberta is survived by her children: Paul (Darlene) Nale of Michigan City, IN, and Jamie Copollo of Chesterton, IN; her grandchildren: Colin, Zachary, Jade, and Anthony; her step-grandchildren: Brittany and Christopher; her siblings: Bonnie Mutton of Idaho Falls, ID, and Nikki Nystrom of South Bend, IN; her nieces: Lisa and Diana; her nephew, Robert; her former husband, William Nale; a “second daughter,” Vicki Autenrieth; and her best friend, Mary Ellen Hofer.

Roberta was a surgical nurse at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City for many years. She was an exquisite painter who specialized in oil and landscape paintings, and loved attending art fairs. She also bowled at Westchester Lanes for many years.

The family will receive friends for a Memorial Visitation on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN.

Donations in Roberta’s memory may be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation: 213 W. Institute Place. Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60610.

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Posted 3/29/2018




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