Carolyn Sue Graham, 80, of Lake Station passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. She was born March 23, 1941, in Carterville, Illinois to David & Ruby (Cooper) Minder.  Carolyn had served as a school bus driver for Portage Schools for 10 years. She will be fondly remembered for her love of gardening and painting. Providing a clean home with lovingly prepared meals ready every day was her passion.  Her legendary apple pies were a bonus. Although challenges may have caused some temporary interruptions, the love and care of her family always shone through.
Survivors include her children; Michael Burger of Lake Station, Dana (Al) Herbst of Chesterton, Sandra Burger of Valparaiso, Heidi Jesko of Flower Mound, Texas & Greg (Sandi) Burger of Knox, siblings; Barbara Marcus of Alabama, Margaret Arthur of Kentucky, Darlene Minder of Indiana, Jerry Minder of Union Mills & Roy Minder of Indiana, grandchildren; Kelsi Shively, Juey Lesley, Corrine Burger, James Burger, Paul Garcia, Michael Guzman, Matthew Jesko, Daniel Burger & Katy Burger, and great-grandchildren; Olivia, Paisley, Silas, Lilly & Landon. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Johnny Guzman, son-in-law, Scott Sanders, sister, Betty Casey, and brother, David Minder.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory a family celebration of Carolyn’s life will be announced at a later date.

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