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

Barbara M. Hood, 82 of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. She was born March 10, 1938 in Valparaiso to the late Frank and Lela (Ols) Blastick. Barbara raised a family and eventually retired from banking.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Barbara will be dearly missed by those who were lucky enough to know her.  On June 27, 1959 she married James Russell Hood, who preceded her in death in 2012.  She is survived by their daughters: Kathy (Glenn) Martin of Jamestown, TN, and Joanne (Kim) Marshall of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Josh (Joti) Martin, Megan (Mark) Miller; great granddaughters: Abigail and Alliana Miller; great grandson: Jovyn Martin; and siblings: Wade (Phyllis) Blastick and Karen Sutton.
A private service and burial will be held immediately, with a public celebration of Barbara’s life to be held this summer.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dunes Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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