Mary Kacher enjoyed her role as wife and mother, and loved being a part of her children’s lives, said her husband, Larry Kacher.
“When they were growing up, she went to all their games she could,” he said. “She was at 99 percent of their games.”
Mary Kacher, 73, of Valparaiso, died Oct. 15. She had worked at the Vidette Messenger and at Harvey’s in Valparaiso.
She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially in her younger years, her husband said. She was proud of keeping a good house, and always had her family’s clothes ironed “just right.”
She loved traveling with family and with friends, and had been to Europe and Alaska, as well as had taken a Caribbean cruise. She also enjoyed trips to Las Vegas.
After the couple retired, she began fishing, and looked forward to going to Michigan on regular fishing trips. The couple would go weekly during the summers, he said.
Larry Kacher said his wife was honest and friendly and liked by everyone who knew her.
The couple was married for 51 years and Larry Kacher said their marriage was based on trust and respect.
“We had a lot of respect for each other, and treated each other the way we wanted to be treated,” he said. “She was very loving, and went out of her way for me.”