VALPARAISO, IN - Sally Holt Klepack, age 86, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Merrillville, IN, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Robert Klepack; two daughters, Cathy (Randy) Zehr of Columbus, IN, and Patty (Jeff) Mann of Wheaton, IL; two grandchildren, Kevin and Katie Mann; one sister, Shirley (Frank) Murray, Eugene, OR; one brother, Robert (Dianne) Holt, Ithaca, NY; brother-in-law, Ed Ronne, Elmhurst, IL; sister-in-law, Benny Holt, Bloomington, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Dick and Maxine Holt, Gary, IN; two sisters, Sandra Ronne, Elmhurst, IL, and Sue Holt Chicago, IL; and one brother, Thomas Holt, Bloomington, IN.
Sally was born on February 13, 1931, in Gary, IN, and was a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana. She was a 1949 graduate of Lew Wallace High School. Sally received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Indiana State University in 1953 where she was president of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and Pamarista Women's Honorary Society. She earned her Masters of Arts degree in History from Valparaiso University in 1967. Sally was a former member and officer of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Society; Merrillville Classroom Teachers' Association; and National Education Association.
Sally was an elementary school teacher for 33 years, having taught 28 of those years for the Merrillville School Corporation at Miller and Wood elementary schools. Her love of American history was shared with all her students and grandchildren. In 1992, Sally was selected to be in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. As a member of Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton, IN, Sally served in the church library.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at MOELLER FUNERAL HOME, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, IN. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Liberty Bible Church, Chesterton, IN. Interment will be conducted at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN, on Thursday, for family members. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46385.