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Kathy in NW Indiana (#45695505)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother died from a hereditary disease but got hooked and have been climbing the family tree for over 30 years. I hope I have contributed to the family history for generations to come.

I am a volunteer with the Portage Community Historical Society and they have allowed me to have a genealogy and historical research area in the Goin Museum. If you have an early Portage Township family, consider donating a copy of your family history to our museum.


Visit my new Portage Township Cemetery site:

My Favorite Poem

A Daisy Beside the Rose
by Diana Sue Lindley Horton

Among the many flowers, God,
Within Your garden fair,
May I, a simple daisy be
So proudly standing there.

I need not be the most admired,
Great beauty to disclose;
It's certain in Your garden,God,
Not all can be a rose.

'Twould be to me an honor,
If where Your garden grows,
I could but be a daisy -
That stands beside the rose.
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James L. Hubbard
You may wish to contact the Nationwide Gravesite Locator, operated by the VA-their records show him as being buried in the Heritage Cemetery. Thanks.
Added by GravesScribe on Mar 03, 2017 2:01 PM
Bob Ponda
Juan a Gonzalez.
You claim that Juan Ggonzalez is not buried in Heritage Cemetery in Portage indiana. Created by: Bob Ponda
Record added: Dec 14, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 173872275. Well here is his Obit. his wife and son are also buried there. So Please do your Homework and stop sending messages to delete obits. Created by: Bob Ponda
Record added: Dec 14, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 173872275. Juan A. Gonzalez, age 87 of Gary, IN passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. He was born on April 25, 1929 in San Sebastion, Puerto Rico to Jorge and Maria Teresa (Adames) Gonzalez. He was married to Nieves Luz (Cardona) Gonzalez. He is survived by his sons, Juan (Aida) Gonzales, Jr of Portage, IN, George (Linda) Gonzales of Chesterton, IN and Orlando Gonzales of Indianapolis, IN; brothers, Severiano (Mirian) Colon and Angel (Milly) Lopez, both of Puerto, Rico; sisters, Maria Theresa (Abraham) Garcia of Gary, IN and Besnardina Colon of Puerto Rico; grandchildren, Michelle, Annie, Christy and Bobby and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Robert and brothers, Jose and Santos. Juan was a wonderful father. He retired from US Steel Gary Works after 39 years of service. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Avenue, Portage, IN 46368 with Rev. Lou Pasala officiating. Burial will follow at Heritage Cemetery, Portage, IN. Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at
Added by Bob Ponda on Mar 03, 2017 9:17 AM
Bob Ponda
George D Kamano
you claim that I have entered a duplicate. Please not that the record shows my entry was on 1-20-2016 # 157290954 and the other entry is 3-2-2017, # 176896354. so please do your homework before requesting a delete. Besides Heritage Cemetery does not own Find-a- grave .
Added by Bob Ponda on Mar 03, 2017 9:00 AM
Tom Schoening
Betty Fain
Changed venue per Your request, Thank You for the infomation

Regards, Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Mar 03, 2017 7:57 AM
Tom Schoening
Betty Fain
Changed venue per Your request, Thank You for the infomation

Regards, Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Mar 03, 2017 7:55 AM
JJ Coppinger
RE: New Cemetery site
Thanks you--nice page. :)

Added by JJ Coppinger on Feb 28, 2017 9:50 AM
C Fassett
RE: Welcome
Thanks. I've used it for years but for some reason never thought to add to existing records. Kind of a Duh moment.
Added by C Fassett on Feb 26, 2017 6:11 PM
Otto Blume
Hi Kathy,
Are you related to Otto? I am a descendant of August.
Added by K-Ceglia on Feb 15, 2017 7:09 PM
Edward and Ellen Shroll (Hicks)
Thanks for the alert of the DC's of these two. Appreciate all your help. MS
Added by on Feb 09, 2017 9:52 PM
Judith Dolanski
RE: Russell Shrider
Thanks so much. I will send it in an email, then you can just copy and paste it.
Added by Judith Dolanski on Jan 30, 2017 1:59 PM
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