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

Miriam E. Young, 80, of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 30, 1934 in Gary, IN to Raymond & Helen (Warren) Wheat and graduated from Lew Wallace High School.  Miriam was the longtime and current bookkeeper for Reed’s Nursery in Valparaiso, often being mistaken as the proprietor. She was proud of her indigenous heritage with the Leech Lake Band of the Chippewa Tribe.  On October 30, 1954 she married Charles Young who preceded her in death in 1999. Survivors include their children: Beverly Young, Cynthia Giema, Deborah Warner, April (Lance) Popp, Ronald (Tammy) Young, Charles Young, sister, Linda Wheat-Monahan, grandchildren: Mike, Kimberly, Marci, Matthew, Nicholas, Samuel, Heather, Chase, Chance, Shea & Charlie, great grandsons: Isaac & Henry, nephews: David, Michael (Janine) & Bill, niece, Terri, sister-in-law, Mary Wheat and cousins: Jerry & Mildred. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Warren “Mick” Wheat & Robert “Bob” Wheat.  
A memorial visitation will be held Sunday from 1 – 3 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with memorial service beginning at 3:00 pm with Chaplain Craig Forwalter officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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