Janet C. Burden, 81 of Valparaiso, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. She was born on March 1, 1942 in Gary, IN, to John and Ethel (Koedyker) Alex. She worked for many years at the Valparaiso Public Library in the genealogy department and attended Liberty Bible Church. She was a Godly woman and devoted to her family and those around her. She will be dearly missed.
Janet is survived by her husband of 62 years, LeRoy D. Burden; daughters: Jill Platt of Camarillo, CA, and Leann (Justin) Klemz of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren: Lauren (Daniel) Gyure of Indianapolis, IN, Matthew Blaschke of Valparaiso, IN, and Joseph (Farrah) Blaschke of Chesterton, IN; great-grandchildren: Ryan Blaschke, Alyssa Blaschke, and Mackenzie Gyure; and sister, Sandra (Mark) Yavor of Cumberland, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel.
There will be no services at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the Larry Clark Genealogy Center at Valparaiso Public Library or Dunes Hospice.


So sorry for your loss. -Christine Martel 

I’m so sorry for your loss my friend. Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time. -Roxanne Veeck 

I’m so sorry to hear this news. Janet loved genealogy and was a joy to work with at the library! She will be missed but our loss is Heaven’s gain. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. -Jim Cline 

My condolences to the family of Janet Burden. I had the pleasure of delivering meals to the Burdens over the past couple of years and our relationship had grown into a friendship. I know that her health had been a real struggle for her and know that she is now at peace. -Mark Zimmerman 

Such lovely lady. Share her memories, say her name, enjoy your life as she would want you to do. -Deborah from tech services 

My condolences to the family, It was a pleasure to have known Mrs. Janet for the past few years. With a heavy heart she will be missed. Sending my prayers. -Violet MacLeod 

Our deepest sympathy to Leroy and the family. We enjoyed being their neighbors for many years sharing family experiences while talking over the fence. She was a special lady who will be deeply missed. Sorry for your loss. -Jan and Tim Sullivan

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