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Local Official Dies Unexpectedly

(La Porte County, IN) - People are mourning the death of elected official locally.  Coolspring Township Trustee Jackie Atwater passed away Sunday.  She was 69.


Coolspring Township Assistant Fire Chief Warren Smith said her death was totally unexpected.  “I had no idea she was sick.  I got a phone call today that she had passed away,” he said.  Smith described Atwater as a good township trustee and very pleasant in her interactions with people.  “She was just a  very nice lady,” he said.,


A celebration of life service is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Coleman and Hicks

Funeral Home on Karwick Road in Michigan City.

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