Kathy Ann Beghtel

Kathy Ann Beghtel, 58, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family.


She was born January 5, 1964 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of William Lee Griffin and Leatha (Bush) Schafer.


A lifelong resident of the area, Kathy worked as both a bartender and a housekeeper for such places as Town Tavern, Smutzer's Club Tavern and the VFW.


She enjoyed many outdoor activities, including gardening, especially flowers, Monarch butterflies, bird watching and camping.  When she was indoors, she watched Judge Judy and other court shows, while she scratched off her lottery tickets.  Kathy loved to cook, and her husband especially loved her Lasagne, while her daughter liked her beef and noodles the best. She also enjoyed gambling at the casinos and was a fan of rock music, like Motley Crue, Metallica and Lone Star. 


On November 10, 1990, in La Porte, Kathy married the love of her life, Dale Beghtel, who survives. 


She is also survived by her mother, Leatha Schafer of Argos, IN; sons, Michael Lee Bullington, Dale (Emogene) Beghtel, Jr of La Porte.; daughter, Jennifer Beghtel of La Porte; brother, Ken Griffin of Niles, MI; sister, Elizabeth (Lee) Howard of Argos, IN; ten grandchildren, Madelynn Bullington, Nevaeh Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Abigail Hayes, Jaden Beghtel, Tre Beghtel, Jerry Beghtel, Bryson Beghtel, ByntleeBeghtel, Zayne Beghtel and great-grandchild, Brayelynn Marquez.


Kathy was preceded in death by her father and a son, Jerry Beghtel.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends on Sunday, July 24, 2022 from 11:00 to 1:00, with a short service to follow at 1:00p.m., officiated by long-time friend, Dan Thornberry.  Kathy was a member of the FOE 2439 in La Porte, where a celebration of her life party will take place after the service at 190 McClung Rd, La Porte.


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