Katherine A. Neale,
age 78 of Chesterton, IN passed away Friday, February 9, 2018.
She was born
November 29, 1939 in Norfolk, NE, to Dr. L.J. and Louise (Tellander) Rysavy.
Kathy is survived
by her loving husband of 59 years, Jack Neale; sons, Christopher (Deedy
Angeletos) Neale of Chesterton, Scott Neale of Poplar Grove, IL, Stephen
(Dorothy) Neale of Western Springs, IL, and David (Andrea) Neale of Fishers,
IN; daughter, Sandra (Brian) Mills of Valparaiso, IN; brother, Joseph
(Sharon) Rysavy of Wilsonville, OR; grandchildren, Jennifer, Brittany,
Brooke, Quincie, Jacob, Sara and Grace and former daughter-in-law, Martha
She was preceded in
death by her parents.
Kathy retired from
Valparaiso University Moellering Library in 2004. She enjoyed traveling with
Jack; they went to 48 states, 60 countries, 16 cruises and the last 11 years
went to Panama City Beach for the winter. Kathy was a writer of incredible
and beautiful letters, and avid bicyclist. She rode 8,000 miles in the last
five years. Later in life, she earned an associates and a bachelors degree
of high distinction from Indiana University Northwest. She was a devoted
wife, mother, and grandmother who always put family first.
A celebration of
life will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at Edmonds
and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
Visitation will be
held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., prior to the
celebration of life. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to VNA Foundation, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN
46383, or Death with Dignity, at
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com