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

Gertrude Lepucki, 87, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born on March 28, 1931 in Calumet City, IL to Agnes and Albert Polus. Gertrude attended Bishop Noll HS. On October 15, 1954, Gertrude married Joseph Lepucki, Jr. and was married for 57 years before Joe’s passing in 2012. Survived by children: Karen Mikel of North Carolina, Tom Badoni of Georgia, Victor (Maria) Lepucki of Griffith, Randy (Tammy) Lepucki of Highland, and Lisa (Guy) Staska of Valparaiso; nine grandchildren: Emily, Abigail and Melissa Mikel, Elisha and Amber Lepucki, Aubrey Allen, Andrea and David Lepucki, and Evan Staska; and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, spouse, Joe and son-in-law, Jamie Mikel. Gertrude was a member of Our Lady of Grace Funeral choir for many years, an accomplished accordion player and award winning oil painter, having studied at Purdue University along with private instruction. She worked at Almira’s Bakery from a very young age and later at A&P and Burgers grocery stores as a checker for many years. The family wishes to thank the staff at Avalon Springs in Valparaiso for caring for Gertrude the last 6 years and Dunes Hospice in her last days.
Following cremation, a private service will be held for burial of ashes at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

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