Deborah Lynn “Deb” Van Tine, 67 of Valparaiso, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023. She was born on July 14, 1955 in Tampa, FL to William R. Herron and Florence R. Levis. She was proud of her career as a Valparaiso Transportation School Bus Driver, serving the community and keeping children safe for over 25 years. Deb found enjoyment in horticulture, soap making, and any sort of crafting.
Deborah is survived by her children: Jamie Matson, Jesse (Leah Poissant-Matson) Matson, Charlie Van Tine, Abbee Van Tine, and Bailey Van Tine; grandson, Charles Van Tine; sister, Ruth (Greg) Goss; niece, Shannon Goss; and beloved cat, Max A. Millionbucks. She was preceded in death by parents; sister, Barbara Ann; and niece, Dana Florio Goss.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10:00 – noon at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., with a funeral service starting at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.
I enjoyed talking to Deb in the mornings when she dropped off her kids at Flint Lake. She spoke with great pride of her family. Bus 37 will never be the same. May she rest in peace. Blessings to you all. -Laura Monforton
Such a sad time. I drove bus with Debbie. Always kind and good heartied. She will be missed. Sorry for your family loss. Rest in Peace Debbie. God take good care of her. -Shirley Yarber
To her children: I attended your mom's funeral service and was very moved and touched by her children's remembrance of Deborah. Your genuine expression of gratitude and love for her was very much evident. Your stories , prepared and unprepared are an example for everyone who feels deep love for a cherished love one. I believe you are very blessed to have had such a wonderful mother as you said in her eulogy. Her Grace will bless you all your days. God Bless you. -Carlos and Patty Castillo