About Indiana

Indiana, known as the Hoosier State for reasons lost to time, is an overlap of both the Corn Belt and the Rust Belt, its economy historically driven by both farming and manufacturing. Its capital and largest city, Indianapolis, is home to nearly a million people as well as the the annual Indianapolis 500 auto race. Though the northwest corner of the state is part of the Chicago metro area, Indiana has a strong personality of its own, a key part of which is a devotion to its sports teams: from the importance of high school basketball immortalized in the movie "Hoosiers" to college athletics at Notre Dame and Indiana University, to the NFL's Colts and the NBA's Pacers. "Wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there," wrote native son Kurt Vonnegut. Other well-known Hoosiers include TV's David Letterman, Vice President Elect Mike Pence, basketball hall-of-famer Larry Bird, and music legends Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.


In 2016, there were 50,511 obituaries reported in the state of Indiana on Legacy.com. This is a 15% increase from 2015 when 43,935 obituaries were reported in Indiana. You can browse through the full list of Indiana obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.