Barbara Jeanne Koselke

Barbara Jeanne Koselke, 83, of North Manchester, Indiana passed away peacefully at 12:58 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.


She was born June 13, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Itha (Kruchten) Klafta.


Barbara graduated from La Porte High School. She had attended St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in North Manchester and enjoyed their nursing home visits.


On July 2, 1960, in La Porte, Indiana, she married Robert P. Koselke, who preceded her in death November 15, 2016.


Also preceding in death were her parents; and her maternal grandparents, Edward and Marie Kruchten.


Surviving are her three children, Michael (Cassandra) Koselke of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, Christine (Phillip) Sayles of Pasadena, Maryland, and Andrew (Jennifer) Koselke of North Manchester, Indiana; five grandchildren, Ellyn, Jared, Jacob (Abigail), Aaron, and Victoria; and three great grandchildren, Oliver, Avery, and Alice.


Cremation will take place. A private committal service will be held at Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.


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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Peabody Home Foundation-Caring Circle, 400 W. 7th St., North Manchester, Indiana 46962 in memory of Barbara Jeanne Koselke.


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