Laura Jane Adkins, 55 of Cloverdale, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022. She was born in Gary on May 27, 1966 to James and Ellen (Hooker) Adkins. Laura was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and read The Bible daily. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and watching her shows, especially General Hospital. But Laura’s four sons were her whole world, and she always put their needs above her own. She will be remembered as a loving, protective, and devoted mother, grandmother, and daughter, who will be dearly missed.

Laura is survived by her father, James Adkins of Valparaiso; sons: Josh (Loretta) Adkins of Fountaintown, Derek (Elizabeth) Gertzen, Brandon Gertzen, and Zachary Gertzen, all of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Ellie Adkins and Hailey Wills; brother, Donnie (Tonya) Adkins of Valparaiso; and niece and nephew, Rebecca and Ethan Adkins, both of Valparaiso. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Adkins.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

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