Angelcrest Obituary
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

Melody J. LaFrance, 75, of Valparaiso passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was born January 27, 1943 in Monessen, PA to Charles & Anne (Ninchak) Belan and graduated from Monessen High School. Melody retired as a supervisor with NIPSCO in 2001 with 26 years of service. She was an accomplished tole painter with Door Prairie Painters, member of the Newcomers Club and queen bee of her group in the Red Hat Society.  On February 20, 1961 she married Dennis LaFrance who preceded her in death in 2012. Survivors include their children: Denise Werkheiser, Sherri (Ken) Larson & Brian (Lois) LaFrance, siblings: Sandra (Bob) Whiteman, Myra (Ron) Feher & W. Neil (Kathy) Belan, sister-in-law, Joyce Belan, grandchildren: Alexandria (Eric), Ashley (Elijah), Andrew, Sophia, Eathan, Gabriel, Juliette & Claire, step-grandchildren, Natalie & Jade and great grandchildren: Liam, Bryce & Noah. She was preceded in death by her brother, Col. Charles G. Belan. Her canine companions, “Jade” & “Gigi” remained a source of comfort throughout. 
A visitation will be held Friday, September 14th from 3 – 6 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso with memorial service beginning at 6:00 pm.

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