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Diane S. Smith

DIANE E. SMITH VALPARAISO, IN Diane S. Smith, 70, of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013. She was born January 9, 1943 in Gary to Wilson and Julia (Heavilin) Ginter. Diane had been a bus driver for the Valparaiso Community Schools, was a member of Washington Evangelical Free Church and a former member of the Lake Station Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She loved animals, traveling, and spending winters in Florida. On November 19, 1960 at the home of her parents in Portage she married Carl Smith, who survives, along with five children: William S. (Stephanie) Smith of Kouts, Sherri R. (Robert) Berquist of Portage, Judith A. (David) Sawtell of Munster, Linda D. (John) Chaplinski of Kouts, Walter S. (Wendy) Smith of Valparaiso; two brothers: William (Marie) Ginter of Wanatah and Butch (Monette) Ginter of Tennessee; three sisters: Rebecca (Deon) Wright of North Carolina, Ginny (Larry) Poe of Portage and Patricia (Kevin) Perry of Alabama; 20 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Jacob Chaplinski. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Kosanke Funeral Home, 105 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts, with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery in Kouts. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM. Kosankefuneralhome.com


Published in The Times on Sept. 28, 2013
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