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

Janet Marie Niess, 69, of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  She was born March 12, 1951 in Covington, Kentucky to Charles & Helen (Bernert) Chittum and graduated from Holmes High School in Covington.  Janet devoted her recent years to her grandchildren and loved them all dearly.  Her family and close friends will smile when remembering her watching her shows with her dog in her lap, a bowl of ice cream in one hand, and a glass of diet Coke in the other. 
On May 31, 1991 she married Ronald Niess who survives along with daughters, Amberly Manibusan of Valparaiso & Sarah Bird (Dave Plasencia) of Westmont, Illinois, brother, Steve Chittum of Kentucky and grandchildren, Michael, Chase & Cecily Manibusan , Gloriana Bird and Max Plasencia.  She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Frank, John, Bob & Bernie Chittum.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory a memorial service will be planned at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hilltop Neighborhood House, Valparaiso, IN.

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