Barbara K. Piper,
age 85, of Porter, Ind., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014.
Barbara was born in
Chicago, Ill., on October 20, 1928, to Nicholas and Margaret (Cohrs) Simon.
She is survived by
her children, Linda (Willie) Lundewall of Portage, Ind., Jackie (Terry)
Carter of Jackson, Mich., Wayne Piper of Staton, Mich., and Janet (Brandon)
Muchesko of Porter; grandchildren, Kathy (Jon) Harrington, Jennifer (David)
Kasarda, Rachel Piper, Danny Piper, Christopher Carpenter, Stephen (Melissa)
Carter, Greg Carter and Cody Gambling; great grandchildren, Aidan
Harrington, Jacob and Emily Kasarda; brother, David (Marcy) Samuelsen of
Cherry Valley, Ill.; numerous nieces and nephews and close family friend,
Dena Roths of Chesterton.
preceded in death by her father, Nicholas Simon; parents, Margaret and
Andrew Samuelsen; husband, Leroy Piper; sister, Joan Firehock and
daughter-in-law, Barbara Jo Piper.
Barb was an avid
bingo player; a former Girl Scout leader, a member of the Women of the
Moose, Chapter 846, and served as chaplain for many years. She was active
for years with her husband in the Northwest Indiana Mule and Horse
Association. Barb loved her family and enjoyed the holidays and making old
family recipes with her children and grandchildren.
will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds and Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind. Visitation will be held on
Thursday from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take
place and interment of cremains will be at McCool Cemetery at a later date.
may be left for the family at