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Janet Elaine (Pickering) Dezarn

January 23, 1955 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Janet Elaine Dezarn

Nee Pickering

Valparaiso, IN

January 23, 1955 – August 25, 2023

Janet Elaine Dezarn, age 68, of Valparaiso passed away peacefully on Friday August 25, 2023.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Lawrence Dezarn; five children: Kelly (Scott) Hendrickson, Jason (Miranda) Willison, Shawn (Cassandra) Hahney, Ashley Hahney and Michael (Tina) Dezarn; eight grandchildren: Katie, Cody, Jax, Devan, Ryder, Kallie, Max and Camden; numerous friends and her canine companions who were dear to her, Brody stayed behind with Larry but Bailey Boy, Emma Girl and Vader walk with her now.

Preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn Pickering and Carrie Thompson.

Friends are invited to join the family for visitation on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 4:00 6:00 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond IN 46323. Funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Joe Best officiating. Private cremation to follow.

Janet was a lifetime resident of the Calumet Area. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, going to the casinos, Pigeon Forge, TN, and bird watching (especially Eagles). Janet had a heart for children which led her to a career as a Kindergarten teacher at Wilson and O’Bannon elementary school for many years. She was a loving wife, mother and Memaw. In lieu of flowers memorials to VNA Hospice would be appreciated.

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August 29, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home
7042 Kennedy Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323

Funeral Ceremony
August 29, 2023

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Bocken Funeral Home
7042 Kennedy Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323


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