Nancy Elaine Ainsworth

Nancy Elaine Ainsworth, 57, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022. The manner of her death is under investigation. 


Nancy was born on August 8, 1965, in La Porte to the late George and Geraldine (Zernick) Knoll.


She had been employed in sales with Diedrich Drill in La Porte, Four Winds Casino, and a bartender at the Polish Falcons Nest 564 which she was a member of. 


Nancy is survived by her siblings, Toni Nelson of New Hampshire, Linda (Michael Deceased) Arney of La Porte, Sandra (Randy) Cusick of Pennsylvania, Lorrie (Frank) Ryan of Panama City Beach, Florida; nieces and nephews, Brandi Young, Rebecca Young, Rachel Randolph, Jason Nelson, Molly Nelson, Rae Pierson; and grand nephews, Dave and Carter Pierson, and, Victor and Blaine Randolph. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Diane Young.


A Celebration of Life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  


Memorial contributions may be made to the La Porte County Animal Shelter,  2855 IN-2, La Porte, Indiana 46350.


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