Deloris M. Weitzel,
age 91 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2020.
She was born on
December 28, 1928 in Valparaiso, IN, to Wallace and Gladys Hanrahan, both of
whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by
her loving children: Ted (Bonnie) Weitzel of Valparaiso, IN, Tom (Sally)
Weitzel of Griffin, GA, and Jackie (Dallas) Reeves of Brazil, IN; her
adoring grandchildren: Jeff (Casey) Weitzel, Mindy (Brad) Hawkins, Stephen
(Tara) Weitzel, Michael Weitzel, and Scott (Emily) Reeves; her loving
great-grandchildren: Reagan Weitzel, Madison Weitzel, Jori Hawkins, Luke
Hawkins, Levi Hawkins, Isabella Weitzel, Katerina Weitzel, Benjamin Reeves,
and Henry Reeves. She is also survived by her special nieces, Vicki
Arrasmith of Valparaiso, IN and Joni Cluver of Valparaiso, IN. She is also
survived by much loved cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was
loved by many and loved them all in return.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Ted Weitzel, Sr., on March 15, 1995.
She was also
preceded in death by her brother, Edward Hanrahan and her sister-in-law,
As a teen, Deloris
spent one summer waitressing at Winona Lake and was very proud to recall
that she waited on the composer of the song The Old Rugged Cross. For many
years, she was a kindergarten department superintendent in Sunday School and
was famous for her story about Mrs. Red Bird. She was active in Extension
Homemakers most of her life and at one time served as County president of
Extension Homemakers. She was also a devoted volunteer at the Chesterton
Resale Shop for several years. Deloris was a strong Christian and attended
CrossPointe Christian Church for many years. She loved traveling to Arizona
with her husband. After his passing, she enjoyed many trips with her lady
friends. She will forever be remembered for her amazing baking skills, and
she was especially famous for her pies and chocolate cake.
We are comforted
that Deloris is in her heavenly home with her Savior.
will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 11 a.m., at CrossPointe
Christian Church, 114 E US-6 Frontage Rd, Valparaiso, IN, with Tim Wanless
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St, Chesterton, IN. For the protection of
the family and the community, masks are highly recommended when coming into
the funeral home. The family will provide masks for those who may need them.
in honor of Deloris may be given to Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S Canal St,
Chicago, IL 60607, or to Crosspointe Christian Church.
Memories may be