Laurel DeYoung

LAUREL DeYOUNG DeMOTTE, IN Laurel DeYoung age 58, of DeMotte, IN passed away, surrounded by her family and friends, on Sunday October 28, 2012 at Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village in DeMotte, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Rensselaer, IN on February 8, 1954 to Harry and JoHanna (Hoffman) DeYoung, both deceased. Laurel was a 1972 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School and a 1976 graduate of Ball State. She had worked at Hillcrest Footwear and over 20 years at Famous Footwear. Laurel was a member of The American Reformed Church where she was a member of Eve Circle. She loved spending time sewing, traveling, spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved pets, Coco, Molly and Fluffernutter. Laurel is survived by her loving sisters: Deborah (Robert) Rajsic of Porter, IN and JoEllyn DeYoung of Beecher, IL; nephew, Beau Rajsic; constant companion, Bobbie "Birdie" Hixson; two loving aunts: Babe and Jean; numerous cousins; and too many friends to count. Preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Rebecca. Friends may call on Tuesday October 30, 2012 from 3:00- 8:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service, DeMotte, IN. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM at The American Reformed Church, DeMotte, IN with Pastor Dan Jelsma officiating. Interment at Holland Cemetery, DeMotte, IN. Memorials may be made in Laurel's name to Avon Walk for Breast Cancer or American Reformed Church.

Published in The Times on Oct. 30, 2012