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

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Laverne F. Terpstra, 92, of Valparaiso, formerly of DeMotte passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Avalon Springs Health Campus.  She was born October 13, 1928 in DeMotte to Cornelius & Anna (DeFries) Evers and graduated from DeMotte High School.  Laverne will be fondly remembered for the nearly 30 years she served as a school bus driver for Kankakee Valley Schools.  In her leisure time she enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens with meticulous care.  The hundreds of scenery oil paintings which she created in earlier years remain cherished keepsakes by family and friends.  Her membership at Trinity Presbyterian Church in DeMotte was meaningful during her time there.  On November 10, 1949 she married Steven Terpstra who preceded her in death on July 21, 1999.  Survivors include their children, Carol (Jim) Stanley of Albuquerque, NM, Patti Jo Terpstra of Niles, MI, Betty (Gary) Melcher of Valparaiso, Larry (Donna) Terpstra of Ottawa, IL, siblings, Harold (Charlene) Evers, Beverly  Nannenga & Karen (Charlie) Nannenga all of DeMotte, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private family interment will be held at Holland Cemetery in DeMotte.

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