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Jackie Walorski in Memoriam

(Jimtown, IN) - A La Porte family with political and personal connections to 2nd District Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and her husband Dean were present in Jimtown Thursday night for a memorial vigil.


Fran and Tom Milo, along with their daughter Blair, attended the vigil. Mrs. Milo says Jackie and her husband were deeply religious, as was evident in Dean’s remarks to the crowd. “He was able to talk about how they met, how they first dated, what life had been like,” Milo said. The couple spent four years as Christian missionaries in Romania. Milo said Swihart met with and consoled many of the families at the vigil, including hers, and tried to focus on the future.  “And then talking about how he goes forward,” Milo said, “it is clear that Dean Swihart is on a mission. As he puts it, he’s on a mission to save souls.”


Milo said the vigil concluded with a downpour of rain, but people still lingered in the Jimtown High School parking lot to share memories of Jackie.


Funeral arrangements for Jackie Walorski have been announced.


Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 10th from 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time at Granger Community Church. The funeral will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 11 a.m. Eastern at the same location in Granger.


Milo said her family definitely intends to attend Walorski’s funeral services. 

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