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

Ruthanne Hershman, 86, of Wheatfield, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016. She was born September 27, 1929 in Porter County to Elwin & Mildred Marshall, graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1947 and received a B.A. and Masters of Education from Valparaiso University. Ruthann taught elementary through high school first at Tefft Schools, then at Kouts Schools for many years. She left teaching to raise her family and work on the family farm. She was a member of the DeMotte Historical Society, Vale of Paradise Garden Club, and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.  On August 19, 1951 she married Paul Edward Hershman who preceded her in death in 1988. She was the proud mother of two children who survive: State Senator Brandt (Lisa) Hershman of Lafayette, Indiana and Paula (Steve) Heubusch of Durham, North Carolina. She was kept busy managing the family farm, and pursuing her love of flower gardening. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Myron, Jim and Glen “Ted” Marshall.
A visitation will be held Sunday from 1 – 3 pm at Kosanke Funeral Home, 105 Indiana Ave., Kouts, IN with a funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm.  Private burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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