VALERIE DUMAS (NEE SMITH) VALPARAISO, IN Valerie (nee Smith) Dumas, age 75, of Valparaiso, IN passed away on July 26, 2014 at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso. Born in Sturgis, MI on May 17, 1939 to the late Steven and Helen (nee Francisco) Smith. She was a resident of Valparaiso for over 30 years, worked for the Porter County Clerk's office for 19 years, member of St. Paul Catholic Church, St Vincent de Paul Society, St. Paul Nursing Home Ministry, and a graduate of Purdue University North Central. Survived by husband, Bruce Dumas of Valparaiso IN; sons: Gregory (Bob Berg) Alspach of Buford GA, Joseph Alspach of Valparaiso IN; grandson, Jeremy Alspach of Valparaiso IN; brother, Eugene (Linda) Smith of Elkhart IN. Preceded in death by parents; and brother, Richard (Pat) Smith. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso IN with Rev. Joseph Pawlowski officiating. Interment, St. Paul Cemetery, Valparaiso IN. Friends may call on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Paul Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or St. Paul Nursing Home Ministry. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc (219) 462-3125
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Valparaiso, IN 46385
Published in The Times on July 29, 2014