CROWN POINT, IN - Sandra J. VanBaber, 'Sandy', (nee Martz), age 75 late of Crown Point, IN and formerly of Matteson, IL, Richton Park, IL and Midlothian, IL passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Beloved wife of William H. VanBaber for 53 years.Loving mother of William VanBaber of Mokena, IL, late Karyn Lynn VanBaber, Tina Lynn (Geno) Ledesma of Manteno, IL and Steven Marcus VanBaber of Cedar Lake, IN. Devoted grandmother of Steven VanBaber, Jr., Casey VanBaber, Matthew Ledesma, Selena VanBaber, Paxton VanBaber, Jacob Ledesma, Timothy VanBaber and Nathan Ledesma.Great- grandmother of the late Emmett VanBaber. Dear daughter of the late William Martz and the late Dorothy Martz. Dearest sister of late William (Sharron LaFollette) Martz and John Martz.Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Sandra was retired from Mercantile Bank, Crown Point, IN Branch, Century '21' Reality, Richton Park, IL. Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Auxiliary Post #2529, Cedar Lake, IN, American Legion Auxiliary Post #261, Cedar Lake, IN and Am Vets Ladies Auxiliary Post #15, Cedar Lake, IN. Sandra, who loved being a homemaker, loved her family deeply and will be missed by all who knew her.
Memorial Visitation Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Services at 3:30 p.m. at the ELMWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY, 9931 Lincoln Plaza Way (1/2 block south of 133rd Avenue across from the library at Lincoln Plaza Way) Cedar Lake, IN 46303. Cemetery private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association in Sandra's name appreciated.