MERRILLVILLE, IN - Barbara Jean Vigil Chnupa, age 87, of Merrillville, IN passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Followed hours later by her daughter, Jane Tibbs. Preceded in death by her husband Martin Chnupa, parents Ephriam and Margaret Vigil, Sister Cecelia Carr, brother Richard Vigil and Son in law Chad Rompa.
Barbara was a lifelong resident of Lake County, and retired as a Merrillville school bus driver after over 30 years of service.
She is survived by her loving sister, Patricia (Ed) Whitehead; children: Paula Bollinger, Marba (Rod) Brimhall, Marty Chnupa and Janette Rompa; grandchildren: Eric Tibbs, Michelle (Steve) Walbright, Marty(Joy) Chnupa, Aaron (Scott Kaiser) Tibbs, Jennifer (Kevin) Rempis, Michael Rompa, Katy (Dave) Dowling, Lindsey Rompa, Matthew Paskash and Daniel Paskash, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 200 E 78th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410 with Fr. James Meade officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 3:00-7:00p.m. at CALUMET PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Barbara to the Haskell Indian Nations University www.haskellfoundation.org/donate
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