Claudia Dawn Pikula, 74 of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, August 11, 2023.  She was born September 15, 1948 in Hammond, IN to James and Shirley (Rahmstorf) Jackson.  A twelve-year heart-transplant survivor, Claudia was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. She will be remembered for her vivacious personality, her infectious laugh and her stubborn disposition.  Claudia loved lunch dates with friends, decorating her home, spending time at the lake, and most of all being with her family. She often would graciously entertain family and friends and shower them with food to show her affection.  She had an extreme love of shopping. You could always find her shopping, watching the QVC Network or returning something to shop some more. 
On June 25, 1966, Claudia married Robert A. Pikula who survives along with their children, Rob Pikula, Troy (Lori) Pikula, Jason Pikula, and Gretchen (Tim) VerSchure; grandchildren, Ana, Alix, Drew (Chelsea), Peyton, Chloe, Declan, Maggie, Jade, Tyler, and Reilly; great grandchildren, Gatlyn and Elliot; and sister Laurie.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 16th 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursday, August 17th. 2023 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 PM Thursday, Robin Gear officiating.  Cremation will take place following services with a burial of ashes at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


So sorry for your loss. Claudia was a great person who loved all of her family. I’m sure you have many memories to cherish forever. -Lorie Cook 

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. -Suzanna Tudor 

Thinking of you during this difficult time. -Marcia Gawrysiak 

May your hearts mend as you take comfort in those precious happy memories of Claudia. We will miss her and her sassiness! -Jeff & Lesli Mikenas & Family.

Very sad news . My sincere heartfelt sympathies , love and Prayers to Bob and the family. Claudia was a good friend from Jr high to this present year. Always smiling. We were also friends on FB sharing thoughts, pics , memories , recipes ! She will be greatly missed .John 3:16 , Revelations 21:4. -Rhonda Cannon 

I'm am so sorry for your loss. Claudia was a wonderful person with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. -Christine Josleyn (Mikenas) 

So sorry for your loss, she was a friend from junior high school. What a great smile she always had. My prayers are with your family. Janis Bentley was my name in junior high. -Janis Francis 

My thoughts and prayers to your family! Claudia was such a great lady and whenever I’d come visit with Ana she was always giving us food! Her laugh was contagious she will be missed. Love you Ana, -Carl Summerhill 

Sending heartfelt condolences for the passing of your dear mother. She will be greatly missed. -John L. Havlick D.D.S. 


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