Kelly Ann Pritchett Hurni, 53 of Valparaiso, passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 29, 2023.  She was born October 21, 1970 in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Michael J. and Pamela J. (Kubiak) Pritchett.  A 1989 graduate of Valparaiso High School, Kelly worked for Porter Hospital for 31 years and was currently working at Bulk.  She found enjoyment in art, crafting, shopping, gardening, music, playing games, and watching birds.  She was an avid Packers, Cubs, and Blackhawks fan.  Her true passion was caring for and sheltering animals, especially her fur babies, Sully, Tebes, and Bill.  Kelly loved her yearly vacations to Mexico and spending time with friends and family.
On August 24, 2017, Kelly married Steven “Ed” Hurni who survives along with her parents, Michael and Pamela Pritchett; children, Kyle, Christian, and Korren Hurni; grandchildren, Lana and Bonnie; sister, Kristin Wiesjahn, nieces, Lana Wiesjahn and Violet Buckley; mother-in-law, Charlotte Hurni; and her loving dogs, Sully, Tebes, and Bill.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Jeanne Kubiak and James and Margie Pritchett.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Monday, December 4, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a time of sharing beginning at 6:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Porter County Animal Shelter or Lakeshore Paws.


I am so sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. Kelly was a good friend of my Daughter, Tammy Frame. Prayers to her entire family. -Theresa Frame 

We are so sorry for your loss. -Clay & Sue Wiseman 

Sending our sincere condolences with much love Our hearts are hurting for this sudden loss of a very special lady, Kelly. Know we thinking and praying for your family. -Keith, Denise, Bo & Libbie Gilliland 

Sending my condolences to the family. Knew her since we worked at the old "Porter Memorial " When we would pass each other in the hall, we would break out in song, our favorite..."Higher Love" by Steve Winwood. I will never forget the good times, she was a good friend, and will be missed, may she RIP. -Lind (Michiaels) Larsen 

I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Kelly's passing. She was a very sweet and caring young women. May she rest peacefully. Praying for comfort for her husband, family and friend. -Michelle Marovich 

I barely have the words for the sadness I feel for the loss of Kelly. She is gone way to soon. I worked with her for several years at the hospital and she could always make me laugh. I never met her husband but I did have the pleasure of meeting her immediate family and I know how close they were. I am sorry for the pain and emptiness I know they are feeling. I also know how much everyone of you meant to her. I will be thinking and praying for you all during this very difficult time. God be with you, -Angela Surer 

My thoughts and prayers are with Kelly’s family. Kelly was such a great friend to me and I have so many fun memories of her. I met Kelly in Junior high and we played in sports together Volleyball, basketball and she was so fun always making me laugh. Her sleepover were the best. The thing about Kelly is since I moved away I could come in town and call her to get together and it was as if I had not moved away we could pick up as if it was yesterday. She will definitely be missed! -Tracy Blasingame Moritz 

Pam and Mike, we are very sorry to hear about Kelly and quite surprised. We wish you and your family the very best in the days and months going forward. Words may not fully suffice the depth of your sorrow, but we offer our deepest condolences. We have fond memories of Kelly as our sitter and as the kiddos grew up in the neighborhood… -Warren and Sherry 

We are so very sorry to hear about Kelly’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences. Special hugs to cousin Mike and Pam and Kristin. -Becky and Billy DeWitt 

Pam and Mike, So sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. Peace and prayers for your family. -Randy Kerns 

Our hearts are heavy for your family. Our family was blessed to be neighbors and create so many happy memories! Oh the stories we could tell living on Flemming Rd. We love you dearly and you are all in our hearts. Sending you all our love. -Rich and Pam Nielsen 

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