Doris Hurni, 1929-2019

Doris Ann Hurni, 90, of La Porte, IN, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at VNA of NWI Hospice Center, Valparaiso, IN.

She was born June 6, 1929, in Walkerton, IN, to Kenneth E. and Dorothy A. (Bradford) Hostetler.

Doris was a clerk at the Porter County Airport, a secretary at First Christian Church, and also worked at the Union Mills Farm Bureau Co-Op. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, where she served in the evening circle. Doris enjoyed being of service to other people and spending time with family.

On Aug. 20, 1949, at First Christian Church in La Porte, she married Maurice LeRoy Hurni, who preceded her in death on May 1, 2019.

Surviving are her beloved children, David A. (Ann) Hurni of Westville, IN, Michael J. Hurni of La Porte, Susan G. (Harold) Barr of La Porte, and Ken P. (Julie) Hurni of Union Mills, IN; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Hurni of Valparaiso; 7 grandchildren, Edward (Kelly) Hurni, Kevin (Rebecca) Hurni, Sarah Romancheck, Douglas (Jess) Hurni, Erin (Breyon) Wilson, Jane Barr, and Ben Barr; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Joyce Mead of Valparaiso; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Steven L. Hurni; and brother, Robert L Hostetler.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, with Pastor Gretchen Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow at Union Mills Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Hamilton St., Union Mills, IN 46382.

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4 Responses to “Doris Hurni, 1929-2019”

  1. Rhonda S Weston

    Nov 07. 2019

    Dear Hurni Family,

    We are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are kept in our hearts and prayers.

    Butch and Rhonda (Goodwin) Weston

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    • Donna Smith Hunsley

      Nov 09. 2019

      Dear Hurni Family,

      Our deepest sympathy to you. Doris was such a kind woman. Our prayers go out to you.

      Howie and Donna Hunsley

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  2. Mary Hiigli

    Nov 08. 2019

    Dear kids. We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman Doris was, she and Morrie were the sweetest neighbors and sweetest people you could know.
    I’m sorry we can’t pay our respects in person, but please know we are thinking of you all and sending you love and peace.
    Carl and Mary

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  3. Lynn Rafferty

    Nov 08. 2019

    Sue, Harold and family. I was sorry to read of your mom’s passing. May your good memories bring you comfort.
    Lynn Rafferty

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