“Betty” (DeNicola) Misch, 89, formerly of Liberty Township, died peacefully
Thursday, July 25, 2019.
She was born in
Gary on Jan. 31, 1930, a daughter of Antonio and Palma (Marino) DeNicola.
On Sept. 19, 1953,
she was married to Bernard F. Misch who preceded her in death March 12,
2008. The couple lived in Liberty Township all their married life.
Mrs. Misch is
survived by six sons, Daniel (Cindy Murphy) of Arizona; Donald (Birda) of
California; Douglas (Lisa) of Wanatah; Dennis (Carol) of Chesterton; David
of Valparaiso; and Dale (Diane) of Portage; 10 grandchildren, Thomas (Stefanie),
Melinda (Matthew) Guglielmetti, Nicholas, Alexandria (Austin) Ricketts,
Daniel (Kaylee), Jack, Mary Kate, and Hannah Misch, and Matthew Arndt and
Zachary Hartinger; and three great-grandchildren, Jodie Burns, Madelyn and
Also surviving are
sisters, Mary Ann Anderson of Illinois; and Dena Yuriga of Hobart; a
brother, Anthony (Judy) DeNicola of Tennessee; in-laws, Marion Sheppard of
Ohio; and Edward (Mary) Misch of Massachusetts.
husband, she was preceded in death by sister Edith Graziano and in-laws Gus
Graziano; Florence and Eugene Dymek; Francis Sheppard; and Robert Misch.
Mrs. Misch was
graduated from Tolleston High School, Gary, Class of 1947. For many years
she was employed in the accounting department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. Both
before and after her BSC employment, she was employed by The Vidette
Messenger as a news reporter, youth editor and rewrite for correspondents.
She was a member of
St. Paul Catholic Church where for many years she sang with the Adult and
Resurrection Choir, was a Eucharistic Minister, Liturgy Manager, Seniors
Group Ministry, and on committees for Inviting Catholics Home and the
funeral luncheons. In the past, Mrs. Misch was a hospice volunteer and a
member of RSVP. She served with the Nursing Home Ministry and Mary’s Rosary
She was a charter
member of both the Liberty Township Volunteer Fireman’s Auxiliary and the
Valparaiso Toastmistress Club. Mrs. Misch was a scorekeeper for her sons’
baseball league and served as a room mother. For many years she was a Den
Mother and secretary for Cub Scout Pack 4, and held office in the Liberty
Township Music Boosters. She was also an avid bowler for many years. Mrs.
Misch sent greeting cards annually to more than 300 friends and family on
the occasion of their birthdays and anniversaries from 1953 until 2017.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, (with a
visitation at 9:30 a.m.) at St. Paul Catholic Church with Reverend Joseph
Pawlowski officiating. Burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery.
Visitation will be
at Bartholomew Funeral Home, corner of Franklin and Monroe streets in
Valparaiso, from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, with a prayer
service at 6:30 and a Rosary at 3:00.
may be made to Dunes Hospice.
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