Sad News

We received sad news this morning. PASS’s former 1st Vice President passed away on Monday. Following is the obituary from the Herald News.

Debra Jo Reuther

Born: September 4, 1955

Died: October 30, 2017

Debra Jo (Nadratowski) Reuther, age 62, of Joliet, IL, passed away on October 30, 2017. She was born on September 4, 1955 in Oceanside, CA to James and Joan (Gormley) Nadratowski.

She is survived by her husband, James Reuther of Joliet, IL; daughter, Rachel (Arbin) Katwal M.D. of Fargo, ND; mother, Joan Nadratowski of Chesterton, IN; sisters, Jamie (Karl) Dagostaro and Cheryl (John) Gillikin both of Chesterton, IN; brothers, John (Susan) Nadratowski, Jim (Denise) Nadratowski Jr. and Pat (Linda) Nadratowski all of Chesterton, IN; 22 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews; and many cousins and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Nadratowski Sr.

Debbie retired as a Registrar from School District 202 in Plainfield, IL and also served as the Vice President of the Workers Union. She was raised in Chesterton, IN and graduated from Chesterton High School in 1974. Debbie loved to vacation and her favorite place would always be Myrtle Beach, S.C. with her daughter, Rachel.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Father Jon Plavcan officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 am until the time of service at 12:30 pm. Cremation services will be provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

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