Hanrahan, 86, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on April 18, 2019, surrounded
by her loving family.
She was born at
Methodist Hospital in Gary, IN, on October 19, 1932, to the late Arvid and
Edith (Samuelson) Matson. Their full Swedish ancestry was happily received
by Arvetta, and she was proud to pass along this heritage to her family.
On December 1,
1951, Arvetta “Dear” married Edward A. Hanrahan, her high-school sweetheart,
at Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church in Porter, IN. He preceded her in
death on January 7, 2008.
Arvetta was an
active member of Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a faithful
servant of the Lord and had immense joy while spending time with her family,
especially playing games with her grandchildren. She enjoyed crafting,
baking and will forever be remembered for her famous cinnamon rolls, coconut
cream pies, Swedish pancakes, and Christmas-time caramels. Entertaining
friends and family, along with visiting the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
were some of her favorite activities. In retirement Arvetta always looked
forward to Tuesday mornings, when she would join her cousins for breakfast.
She is survived by
two loving daughters: Vicki (Paul) Arrasmith, of Morgan Township, IN, and
Joni Cluver of Valparaiso, IN; four granddaughters: Jocelyn Cluver, Jillian
(Klay) Bechtold, Kathryn (Matt) Kardatzke, and Rebekah Arrasmith; six
great-grandchildren: Ezra, Norah, Will, Andrew, Jacob and Liam; her
sister-in-law, Delores Weitzel of Liberty Township, IN; two nephews: Ted
(Bonnie) Weitzel and Tom (Sally) Weitzel; and her niece Jackie (Dallas)
will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Augsburg
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, IN, with
Rev. Erik Bernth officiating. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, from
10 a.m. until time of service, at the church. Burial will follow at
Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN.
The family will
receive friends on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.
may be given to Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Memories may be