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Kathryn H. Wahl dies at 74

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Kathryn H Wahl dies at 74

Kathryn H. Wahl, of Porter, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2007 at VNA Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso. She was 74.

She was born March 27, 1933 in Gary, the daughter of George and Emma (Benner) Axtell, both of whom preceded her in death.

On Nov. 8, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hobart, she married Elmer C. Wahl, who survives in Porter.

She is also survived by a son, Ron (Debbie) Wahl, of Porter; a daughter, Susan (Mike) Webb, of Austin, Ind.; grandchildren, Eric Jacobs, Josh (Kara) Jacobs, and Travis Webb; great-grandchildren Aidan and Taegen; sisters, Mary Haire, of Chesterton; Louise Huber, of Hartford, Mich. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kathryn was a Registered Nurse, who worked as Head Nurse in the Pediatric Department at Porter Memorial Hospital, and worked at both Whispering Pines and Vale View Nursing Home. She was a very active member of Augsburg EV Lutheran Church in Porter. Her hobbies included ceramics, needlepoint, knitting and plastic craft. She and Elmer resided the winter months in Fla. for many years.

Funeral services, Pastor Erik Bernth officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31 at Augsburg EV Lutheran Church, 100 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter. Entombment will be at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

The family requests that memorials be given to the VNA Horton Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

For information, please call 926-1309.


Posted 12/28/2007