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

Rose Marie Ward, 83 of Valparaiso, and lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017.  She was born in Gary to Walter and Rose (Jury) Wilhite on March 17, 1934.  She graduated from Portage High School and worked as a secretary for several companies throughout her career.  Rose was a member of the Chapel of the Dunes Church in Miller, and will be remembered for her love of animals.  Rose is survived by her children: Dr. Diane Ward of CA, Patricia (Carl) Cooper of TN; granddaughter: Kathryn (Thomas) McDonald of TN; and great grandson: Charles McDonald of TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial donations may be made to the Porter County Animal Shelter.

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