Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
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105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
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309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Margaret Paduch, 69, of Valparaiso, Indiana passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  She was born October 1, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph & Dolores (Minarcik) Baran, graduated from Kelly High School and received an Associate’s degree from Chicago State University.  On May 6, 1972 she married John A. Paduch who survives along with their children, Jennifer (Craig) Smith of Chicago, Jonathan (Carrie) Paduch of Valparaiso, Christopher (Tarrifa) Paduch of Cary, Illinois, Michael (Stephanie) Paduch of Valparaiso, sisters, Dolores (Edward) Crawford of Florida, Joanne (Casey) Frank of Florida, Patty (Robert) Barg of LaGrange, Illinois, and grandchildren, Jackson, Tinley, Andrew, Audrey, Abigail, Joseph & Lola.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Following her marriage, she soon became the consummate mother, ensuring her family’s happiness by cooking ample amounts of comfort foods.  Her potato pancakes along with her “mama duchs” chili became legendary family staples.  When given time to herself she enjoyed the art of oil painting, testing her skills on nearly any subject matter.  Caring for a host of animals over the years endeared her to the pets and her family.  These memories and scores more will endure in the hearts and minds of all who knew her.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory a private family ceremony will be held.

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