Jari L. Gropp, 74, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Miller Health and Rehab.
Jari was born on September 28, 1945 in La Porte, IN, to Norman A. and Gloria J. (Dorman) Marsden.
On June 7, 1974 in La Porte, IN, she married Richard A. Gropp who survives. Also surviving are her children, Greg Bienz of New Haven, William (Angie) Kane Jr. of La Porte, and Jeana Kane of Valparaiso; 4 grandchildren, Gloria Beth Kane, James Kane, Branden Kane, and William Kane; 2 great-grandchildren, Adriana Kane and Isaak Napier; and sister-in-law, Dawn Marsden of Dallas, TX. She is also survived by her children's lifelong best friends who she loved as her own kids, Tamara Vitale Frame and Ricky Pitman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Fred and James Marsden; grandparents, Ulrey and Mildred Dorman and Mabel Marsden; and uncles, James Dorman and Kenneth Marsden.
Jari was a receptionist for many years at La Porte Animal Hospital. Her favorite past times included knitting, dancing, reading, and playing cards. Jari enjoyed visiting flea markets. She loved her flowers, especially her lilies. Jari enjoyed spending time and playing marbles with her grandchildren. She loved her family dearly and her 3 children were her greatest pride and joy.
A time of visitation will be held from 4 - 8 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 9 am until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 am on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Memorial donations may be made to the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 W. SR 2, La Porte, IN 46350.
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