BARBARA JEAN CRAGEL (NEE INGRAHM) MERRILLVILLE, IN Barbara Jean Cragel (nee Ingrahm), age 83, of Merrillville, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her home. Barbara is survived by her daughters: Valerie Dapkus of Lakeland, FL and Elaine Cragel of Merrillville, IN; loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cragel; parents: Merrill Ingrahm and Mae Ingrahm (nee Sawyer); and sister, Sharon Walp. Barbara was a loving, caring, and devoted mother. She was a longtime resident of Dundee, FL. Barbara was an avid church attendee, a member of Eastern Star, and active in many organizations. She was a tissue donor to The Gift of Hope and will be interred at the National Cemetery in Tampa, FL, next to her husband. Memorial donations may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project. Geisen Funeral-Cremation & Reception Centre in Crown Point, IN in charge of arrangements. View and/or sign guestbook at: www.GeisenFuneralHome.com or contact 219-663-2500
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Published in The Times on July 21, 2013