The published obituary for Helen Roher is published in The Times, Porter County edition 28 and 30 Jan 2000.
Grandmother Helen wrote her obituary several years ago and did not include family history. The following information is an addendum to honor celebrate my grandmother's life.
Helen Langowski was born in Indiana Harbor (East Chicago) 10 Nov 1908. She died at the VNA Mary Bartz Hospice Center, Valparaiso IN on 26 Jan 2000. Helen had been hospitalized on Christmas Eve 1999, moved back to her residence home the Whispering Pines Manor skilled nursing unit, and finally to the hospice on Sat, 22 Jan 2000.
Helen married Erman 'Dutch' Roher on 28 Mar 1925 in Crown Point IN. They resided in East Chicago near Helen's sister Frances until July 1942 when Erman moved his family to Anderson Road near Long Lake, Valparaiso IN. Daughters Louise, Bette, and Lucille graduated from Valparaiso High School.
Helen was an extraordinary mother and wife. She also enjoyed working out of her home at different times, like Strongbow's Inn and the Eigelsbach grocery in Valpo. Helen was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and active in the Trinity Guild, Friendly Social, Willing Workers, and RSVP.
She is preceded in death by her:
Parents, Stephen Mary Langowski
Husband, Erman Ira Roher, 1980
Daughter, Louris Erma (Myron) Anderson 1997
Great grandson, Jared Anderson Koehler 1999
Half Sister, Frances (Stasiewicz) Novak 1991
Half Brother, Iggy Stasiewicz
Half Sister, Jennie Stasiewicz
Infant Brother, ? Langowski
Three nephews also survive, Frank Novak Jr, Eddie Novak, and Dentist Norman (Barbara) Novak, Chesterton IN
Visitation at Trinity Lutheran Church on Mon, 31 Jan 2000 from 9:00am to 11:00 am. Funeral burial at Graceland Memorial Cemetery, Valparaiso IN.
Family history inquiries welcome, especially surnames of Langowski, Napiwocki or Napiwocka, Stasiewicz, Druckamiller, Roher, Rohrer, Novak.
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