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

Emily Van Santen, 82 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018.  She was born December 3, 1935 in New York City to Patrick and Emily (Fearon) Atkinson.  Emily worked as a nanny and helped raise children from three different families, as well as her own daughter.  She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso and enjoyed crocheting, reading, and walking.  Emily will be remembered as an independent and quiet woman who will be dearly missed.  Emily is survived by her daughter, Theresa (Steve) Tafflinger of Valparaiso; sister, Grace (Thomas) Caiaffa of New Jersey; goddaughter, Debbie Hanvey of New Jersey; great nephew, Thomas Hanvey of New Jersey; niece, Jerilyn Atkinson of New Jersey; and nephew, Bryan (Helene) Atkinson of New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Patrick Atkinson.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, with visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass.  Cremation to follow at Angelcrest Crematory, with interment of ashes at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, or Tiny Tim’s Child Development Center.

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