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Jennifer Ann (Utes) Francis

November 22, 1969 — July 5, 2022

Jennifer Ann Francis, 52, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

Jennifer was born on November 22, 1969 in Milwaukee, WI, to Don and Beverly Utes.

On June 9, 1988, she married Lyle D. Francis who survives.  Also surviving are her children, Lyle Francis, Jr. of Kingsford Heights, Justin (Amber) Francis of Kingsford Heights, and Crystal Nunley of Kingsford Heights; 4 grandchildren, Savannah, Hailey, Brooke, and Reneé; brothers, Don (Sheila) Utes and Steve Utes, both of Georgia; several nieces and nephews; as well as special dogs, Skippy, Tobey, and Wendy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Jennifer was property manager for 20 years.  She enjoyed motorcycle riding, crafting, and her plants.  More than anything, Jennifer enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her dogs.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A private family service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jane Bernard Animal Adoption Center, 2855 West State Road 2, La Porte, IN 46350.

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