Christine M. Vanni, 66 of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023. She was born June 28, 1956, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to John and Ada (Finney) Santner. Christine graduated from Calumet College of St. Joseph with a master’s degree in Quality and Patient Safety, and made her career with the Franciscan Alliance for over 30 years, retiring as Regional Director of Hospitalists. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Christine will be dearly missed by those who knew her.
On June 5, 1976, Christine married Angelo Vanni, who preceded her in death in 2013. She is survived by sons: Angelo Vanni and Michael (Katie) Vanni; grandchildren: Elyse, Calista, Tiana, Francesca, Michael, and Gabriella Vanni; father, John Santner; and brothers: Ron (Marilyn) Santner and John (Carrie) Santner. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ada Santner.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with a funeral service beginning at 5:00 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Chris. She was a friend and coworker. May eternal rest be granted to her. -Ann Clark
Please take her gentle hands and guide her to a place of peace. Ease her mind with your comfort and love. May her soul rest in the light of love. May she know how many lives she touched with her wisdom, kindness and humor. Always there to help to make things better with her encouragement and actions. This is just a few of many ways she has touched us all. A tough cookie, my sweet pea with a heart of gold. Chris Vanni you are now one of the brightest stars looking over us. Until we meet again, my friend -I love you. -Katrina Badovinac
I am so sorry to hear about Chris. Sending love and hugs and prayers to the family. May she Rest In Peace. -Diane Highlands
"Let the arms of heaven hold you close so he can whisper these words in your ear, "Oh yes, I know about loss. I know it's hard to live in this world. I understand. I count your tears. I'm here with you, for you, surrounding you with comfort and peace until you step into eternity, where I promise to wipe every tear from your eyes forever." by Holley Gerth. May you find comfort in knowing your loved one is surrounded by God’s eternal light. The Spiritual Care Department is thinking of you and asking God to gently comfort your hearts. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. -Franciscan Health Spiritual Care Dept.
Dear Michael, Katie & the Vanni Family As some people journey through life, they leave footprints wherever they go— footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, humor and inspiration, joy and faith. Even when they’re gone, we can still look back and clearly see the trail they left behind—a trail bright with hope that invites us to follow. Praying you’ll be comforted with precious memories and God’s presence to care for you in your loss. You have my deepest sympathy; Chris was such a beautiful person. She loved talking and showing pictures of beautiful family and grandchildren. The world has lost a brilliant light. "Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord." Psalm 89:15 NIV -Laura Wright
The Olympia Fields hospitalist group send our deepest sympathies. Chris was a gem and will be greatly missed. -Marielle Zagone
My deepest sympathy to the Vanni family for your loss. -Sue Sonnenberg
Hey Mike I’m sad for you and your family. Heart felts prayers to God for all the family she left behind. -Phillip kalil
Mike, I had the pleasure of meeting your mom and working the Galas back in the day. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful soul. Peace, love and heart healing prayers to you and your family. Love Tonia & Tracey Schick
Chris brightened a room and made each person feel welcomed and special. Her cheerfulness and genuine appreciation for those she worked with buoyed spirits during the pandemic and calmed stressed co-workers and physicians alike. I am grateful I had the opportunity to work with her at Franciscan where she made many positive contributions over her 30 years years. Thank you, Chris, for enriching my life and many others’ as well. May you rest in peace. -John Sparzo
I am so very sorry for your loss. Chris was an amazing colleague and caring person. She will be truly missed. -Tony Englert
Dear Mike, Katie and the entire Vanni family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a very nice , friendly and funny woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. May God bless all of you and may she rest in peace. Love and blessings to all of you now and always. -Rick and Kris Klein and Sheila SImpson.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma. May her memory rest in your hearts and minds and her spirit rest eternal, -Deanna and Dave Gallardo