Kathleen Miller, 1958-2019

Kathleen Ann Miller, 60, of LaPorte, IN, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.

She was born March 28, 1958, in LaPorte to Walter Thomas and Betty Jane (Young) Miller.

Kathleen held a Class 4 Wastewater Operator’s License and was the Lab Manager of a nationally accredited Wastewater Lab. She was active in softball women’s and co-ed leagues and enjoyed the Chicago Cubs. She also enjoyed canoeing and traveling with her boys and friends. Kathleen always loved a good sale when she shopped.

Surviving are her beloved sons, Benjamin Janatik of Michigan City, IN, and Franklin Janatik of LaPorte; mother, Betty Miller of LaPorte; sister, Sue Rydzinski of South Bend, IN; brothers, Terry Miller of LaPorte, Tim Miller of LaPorte, Todd Miller of Long Beach, CA, and Jeff Miller of LaPorte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Dan Janatik; her father, Walter Miller; brother, Thomas Miller; paternal grandparents, Walter G. and Marie (Biddle) Miller; and maternal grandparents, Roy D. and Mildred (Ritter) Young.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte. A time of visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. (CST) until the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Otis, IN.

Memorial donations may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383; or the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.cutlercares.com.

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