Jackie Kray, 1947-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Jackie L. Kray, 71, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, who passed away Monday, July 23, 2018.

Jackie was born January 21, 1947, in LaPorte, Indiana, to Leonard and Betty (Reiter) Marker.

On April 27, 1968, Jackie married Dennis Kray, who survives.

Jackie was a member of LaPorte Polish Falcon Nest 564, and she attended LaPorte Missionary Church. Jackie also volunteered for Meals on Wheels, then became an employee in administration.

Jackie leaves behind her husband, Dennis; a son, Brian (Rebecca) Kray of New Carlisle, Indiana; three granddaughters, Deanna Kray, Kiersten (Chris) Lucas and Caitlyn Witkamp; a great-grandson, Brody; a brother, Bob Marker; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jeffrey Kray; a brother, Richard Marker; and a sister, Kay Hynek.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at LaPorte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St. Pastor Carl Galloway will officiate. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 620 Boston St., Suite 12, LaPorte, IN 46350; or LaPorte Missionary Church, Building Fund, 104 E. 18th St., LaPorte, IN 46350; or Center for Hospice, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

Messages of condolence may be posted below or at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

9 Responses to “Jackie Kray, 1947-2018”


    Jul 24. 2018

    What a great loss to so many and society in general.
    I, like so many, have lost a dear dear friend. Always
    there for everyone no matter what and always smiling
    and concerned about everyone else.
    I feel so privileged and a better person for knowing her the
    last l8 years. My deepest sympathy and prayers go especially
    to Denny and family. She will be a hole in many hearts but
    we will always have our great memories. I love you Jackie.

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  2. Kathy malstrom

    Jul 25. 2018

    Denny- my sincere condolences to you and your family. I can never remember when you and Jackie were not together. She had an infectious laugh and genuine smile.
    Kathy kray Malstrom

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  3. Debbie (Lawrence) Spencer

    Jul 25. 2018

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss, Denny! My sincere condolences!!

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  4. Michael Kray

    Jul 26. 2018

    My sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss. You two were inseperable. She will be missed by us all.Godspeed cousin..

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  5. Michael Kray

    Jul 26. 2018

    My sincere condolences to you and your family for such a tragic loss. You two were inseperable. Godspeed cousin.

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  6. Diana Elshire

    Jul 26. 2018

    Dear Denny,

    There are not nearly enough good words for our dear Jackie. She will be miss by all who knew her. My heart aches for you and your family, but thank God for the wonderful memories of a delightful woman.

    Diana Elshire

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  7. Brian and Dawn Foor

    Jul 27. 2018

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Remember the great memories you have shared along life’s journey.

    With deepest sympathy.

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  8. Roger W.

    Jul 30. 2018

    So sorry for your loss Jack ..

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  9. Klibinskis

    Aug 01. 2018

    Denny and family,
    you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless,
    Claude and Susan

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