Sept. 17, 1952 - Nov. 5, 2013
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ELKHART - Valerie M. Becraft, 61, of Elkhart, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital. She was a resident of Elkhart Rehabilitation Center for 5 years. Valerie was born September 17, 1952, in South Bend, to Russell & Luella (Schlotterback) Kissinger. On February 5, 1973, in Tennessee, she married Michael R. Becraft. He survives along with 1 brother, Douglas (Sue) Kissinger of South Bend; 2 sisters, Diana Kissinger of South Bend, Teresa (Alan) Czajkowski of Mishawaka; 2 nephews, Rob (Tracy) Likes of Osceola, and Rejji Beals of Mishawaka; and 2 nieces, Nashell (Jim) Baines and Alecia Czajkowski, both of Mishawaka. She was preceded in death by her parents. Valerie was a homemaker who enjoyed collecting butterflies and angels. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home, 1109 Lincolnway West in Osceola. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Terry Staley with the New Testament Bible Church will preside and burial will follow at Olive (West) Cemetery. To send an online condolence, please visit www.zimmermaninman.com.
Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home - Osceola
1109 Lincolnway West Osceola, IN 46561
Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 8, 2013