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

Gwen Fernald Fricke, 47 of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019.  She was born March 3, 1972 in Macomb, Illinois to William Simpson and Marilyn (Fernald) Brewer.  Gwen graduated from St. John School of Nursing in 2004 and worked as a registered nurse for a total of 15 years, finishing her career at Crown Point Christian Village.  She loved her work as a long term care nurse, Gwen used her outgoing personality to bring smiles and laughter to all of her  patients.  Gwen was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Valparaiso and had a love for animals, especially cats and turtles.  On November 29, 2003, Gwen married Brian Fricke who survives along with their son, Benjamin; mother, Marilyn (Richard) Brewer; father, William (Linda) Simpson; siblings, Lisa (Marc) Cantor, Monica (Gary) Cripe, Philip (Nikki) Brewer, and Ken (Coco) Brewer; sister-in-law, Sam Simpson; many nieces and nephews; and her cats, Vinny, CiCi, Mikey, and Leo.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Lee Simpson. 
Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Christ Lutheran Church 2610 N. Campbell Valparaiso with a Memorial Service beginning at 3:00 PM.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family.

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