Betty J. Pflughaupt,
86 of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020. She was born June 29,
1933 in LaPorte, IN, to Ed and Cora (Hill) Brown.
Betty made her
career of over 30 years as an Aide at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in
Valparaiso, where they referred to her as “Sarge” for her no nonsense
approach. She was a lifelong member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and
enjoyed playing volleyball, tending to her flowers, ceramics, and her
cherished collection of Christmas decorations.
Betty will be
fondly remembered for her strong-willed personality and her resilience in
the face of adversity. She was a devoted and caring wife, mother, and
grandmother, whose presence will be deeply missed.
On November 9,
1952, she married Wolfgang Pflughaupt, who preceded her in death in 2015.
She is survived by
their sons: Dennis Pflughaupt of Valparaiso, Dale (Karen) Pflughaupt of
Chesterton, Philipp Pflughaupt of Blue Springs, MO, David (Kim) Pflughaupt
of New Carlisle; grandchildren: Matthew (Jennifer), Zachary, Dalton
(Tabitha), Scott (Caitlin), Dylan, Derek (Kelsey), Kate, Connor; and
great-grandchildren: Lilly, Grant, Acen, and Teagan.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
A visitation will
be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church, 234 W. Division Rd., Valparaiso, with the funeral service
beginning at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Home is handling arrangements.