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Harlean June Rieger passes away at age 82

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Harlean June Rieger, age 82 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020.

She was born on July 14, 1937, in Gary, IN, to Harold Edward and Eunice Rose Peterson, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her loving children: David (Janet) Rieger of Porter, IN, Lorna (James) McMeans of Porter, IN, and William (Joy) Rieger of Shelbyville, IN; her grandchildren: Michael, Brandon, Shawn, Jennifer, Justin, Keenan, and Paul; her great-grandchildren: Alissa, Michael, Caleb, Melissa, Kaylin, Christopher, Assa, and Jocylin; and by her great great-grandchildren: Kayden, Mallory, Jordan, and Miles.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Glen Rieger; her beloved son, John; her beloved daughter, Laurel; and by her beloved grandson, Joshua Rieger.

Harlean was the best cook. She loved arts and crafts and was especially talented when it came to sewing clothes for her family. She was an avid reader and gardener. She adored her dog, Molly, and her cats, Annie and Lilly.

A private Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN.

Memorial donations may be given to: The American Diabetes Association, 55 E Monroe St. #3420, Chicago, IL 60603; The Independent Cat Society, 4061 S County Line Rd., Westville, IN 46391; or to the Porter County Animal Shelter, 3355 Bertholet Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Professional arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 6/22/2020




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