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
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

Vernie Jeane Kennedy, 87, of Wanatah, formerly of LaCrosse, passed away peacefully Monday, March 19, 2018. She was born January 13, 1931 in Wanatah to the late Richard and Clara (Werner) Krueger.  Vernie graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1949 and worked as the Postmaster for the LaCrosse Post Office, before becoming a Quality Control Inspector with National Can, formerly Kaiser Aluminum, for 32 years.  She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in LaCrosse and enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and gardening.  Vernie will be remembered by those who knew her as a gentle spirit.  On May 28, 1950 Vernie married Jim Wright, who preceded her in death in 1955.  On May 6, 1961 she married Lynn A. Kennedy, who preceded her in death in 2014. Survivors include children: David (Sherry) Wright of Medaryville, Jacqueline (Terrence) Doeler of Monona, WI, Kelli (Kenny) Mockler of Wanatah, step-son: Bill (Janet) Kennedy, Sr. of Huntington, grandchildren: Trey Wright, Christopher Wright, Julie (Chris) Fraze, Angie Double, William (Kelly) Kennedy, Jr., Brian (Landon) Kennedy, great grandchildren: Lucas Wright, Riley and Renee Fraze, Sam and Max Double, Freya Kennedy, Blair Kennedy, and her beloved golden retriever, Maggie.  She was preceded in death by 9 siblings: Evelyn, Willard, Verda, Mervin, Everett, Omar, Velma, LaVern “Gene”, and Ronald.
A visitation will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST at St. John’s Lutheran Church, LaCrosse with funeral service beginning at 12 noon CST, Rev. Joel S. Zipay officiating and burial to follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Wanatah.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 359 LaCrosse, IN or Supplemental United Food Pantry, P.O. Box 243, Hanna, IN.

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