Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Janice Rae Walter, 78, of Wanatah passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born March 24, 1939 in Valparaiso to Walter & Hazel (Foster) Eichelberg and graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1957. Jan began her career at Community Hardware in Wanatah working for her father-in-law, Wayne Walter and transitioned to Philips Ace Hardware in Valparaiso for many more years. She was a longtime member of Faith United Methodist Church in Wanatah where she had been very active especially in their Vacation Bible School. Her sense of humor endeared her to even the most crusty of curmudgeons. Dedication to her grandchildren was a priority in recent years and the enjoyment of arts & crafts as time allowed.  On October 12, 1958 she married George Walter who survives along with their children: Jeffery (Christine) Walter of Wanatah, Gregory (Wendy) Walter of Hanna, Susan (Daryl) Goodwin of Wanatah, sister, Betty (Wayne) Miller of Greenwood, IN, grandchildren: Carrie (Nick) Miller, Evan (Ashley) Walter, Garrett Walter, Whitney (Shaun) McSparin, Emma Walter (fiancé-Steve Wiegel), Madisyn Walter, Katlyn Goodwin, Kaleb Goodwin & Kendra Goodwin and great grandchildren: Brynlyn & Brax Miller, Colette McSparin & Adrianne Wiegel. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Edith Brust.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 3 – 7 pm at Wanatah Funeral Chapel, 309 N. Main St.  A private funeral service will be held Friday with entombment at Graceland Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice program.

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