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

Catherine A. Pivarnik, 91 of Valparaiso passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.  She was born January 17, 1926 in Valparaiso to the late Earl and Pearl (Sawyer) Alyea.  Catherine graduated with her degree and master’s in education from Valparaiso University. She taught at Parkview Elementary in Valparaiso for many years.  Catherine was a member of Boone Grove Christian Church, where she was recognized for being a member for over 75 years, involved with the Esther Circle, and a past president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.  She was also a member of the Valparaiso Women’s Club and enjoyed years of fishing in MN and many other travels.  On June 19, 1949 at the Boone Grove Christian Church, Catherine married Alfred J. Pivarnik, the 98th Indiana Supreme Court Justice, who preceded her in death in 1995.  She is survived by her children, Daniel E. (Kathy) Pivarnik, Edward J. Pivarnik, Timothy A. (Tammy) Pivarnik, Laura (Bruce) Rouse, and Jeannie Pivarnik all of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Kristin Rouse, Kasey Rouse, Katie Rouse, Karly Rouse, Chase Pivarnik, Chad Pivarnik, Brett Pivarnik, Jacob Pivarnik, Teddi Pivarnik and Cara Moore; and 8 great grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Alana and sister, Ruth Hall.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with a Funeral Service beginning at 1:30 PM.  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Boone Grove Christian Church.

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