Rauch, age 54, of Westville, IN, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
She was born
November 20, 1959, in Harvey, IL, to Norman and Donna Jeanne (Gardner)
Tami was married in
Harvey, IL, on June 23, 1978, to Erik Rauch.
She is survived by
her father, Norman Dahlstrom of South Holland, IL; her husband Erik Rauch of
Westville, IN; son, Elliott Rauch of Westville, IN; daughter, Rebecca
“Becky” Rauch of Chesterton, IN; grandchildren, Hailey, Brayden and Allison;
sister, Aleta (John) Stephens of Valparaiso, IN; niece, Erin (Mike) Machura
and great-nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Mandy, Riley and Cassidy, and great
great-nephew, Noah, all of Valparaiso, IN; mother-in-law, Barbro “Farmor”
Colbert of Michigan City, IN; and her beloved chocolate lab, Dakota.
She was preceded in
death by her mother, Jeanne and her father-in-law, Don Colbert.
Tami was a loving
wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed all kinds of crafts,
including fabric collecting and scrapbooking. She liked flowers and
gardening and was a true dog lover.
Visitation will be
held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Funeral Service will be
held on Friday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation
will take place following services.
Memorials may be
made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for
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