Valerie June Irwin, 58, of LaCrosse, Indiana passed away at her home on Thursday, November 10, 2022. She was born June 22, 1964 to James L. & Fiona (Spruitenberg) Irwin, Sr. and graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1982. Valerie was a lover and protector of animals, especially the menagerie of dogs and cats that were lucky enough to share her home over the years. Her independent and stoic characteristics served her well during her lifetime, choosing to make her own decisions and accepting the consequences without blame. Despite the challenges in her life Valerie remained as determined as ever.  Survivors include her parents, Jim & Fiona Irwin of Wanatah and many loving aunts, uncles & cousins. Valerie was preceded in death by her big brother, James Irwin, Jr. in 2003 whom she loved and adored.
A visitation will be held Saturday, January 7th from 1 – 4 pm at the Wanatah Legion with a meal to follow.  Memorial donations may be made to Giant Paw Prints Rescue, LaPorte County Animal Shelter or Michigan City Humane Society.

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