KAREN GIORDANO (NEE PHIPPS) CHESTERTON, IN Karen Giordano (nee Phipps), age 49 of Chesterton, formerly of Merrillville, passed away on December 18, 2013 after a courageous battle against breast cancer. She was a graduate of Andrean High School, class of 1983. Karen attended Indiana and Purdue Universities and earned a degree in Safety Engineering. She was employed by Amerisure Insurance as a Safety Consultant. Karen loved spending time with family and friends. She had a great sense of humor, loved to have fun, and enjoyed music. Having spent most of her life in NW Indiana, Karen developed a deep appreciation of Lake Michigan and its beautiful beaches. Karen was a loving mother, devoted wife and caring friend to many. She will be remembered by all who loved her as someone who knew how to be a friend. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Phipps; and stepfather, Robert Nutt. Karen is survived by her husband, John Giordano III; daughter, Samantha Giordano; and son, John Jack Giordano IV all of Chesterton; mother, Joyce Nutt of Crown Point; sisters: Janie (Thomas) Bell of Magnolia, TX, Laura (Michael) Ryan of Valparaiso, Kay (Jose) Ramirez, Munster, and Nancy (David) Sternberg of Solon, OH; mother and father-in-law: John and Nicki Giordano, Crown Point; brothers-in-law: Doug (Sue) Giordano of Crown Point and Dave (Jen) Giordano of Schererville, sisters-in-law: Jill (Steve) Eichler, Crown Point, Amy (Bryan) Hudson, Gentry, AR; many special nieces and nephews who are dearly missing their Aunt Bea; and beloved four-legged friend, Otis. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point with Rev. G. Thomas Jones officiating. Friends are invited to meet with Karens family on Sunday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Phight Like a Phipps Girl for her childrens education. www.burnsfuneral.com
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Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway Crown Point, IN 46307
Published in The Times from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2013