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Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso's oldest privately owned funeral establishment, has been serving the community since 1892. We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. Whether you are experiencing a time of loss or have questions about pre-planning, we would like to offer our sympathy and support.

Visit the Bartholomew Funeral Home website for more information about dealing with grief and loss, as well as a detailed section about pre-planning.




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Mary Frances Babcock of Valparaiso
Mary Frances Babcock, 95, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. She was born April 1, 1922 in Valparaiso to Charles and Lydia (Hamacher) Bloem...
Rachael N. Birchfield of Westville
Rachael N. Birchfield, 35, of Westville, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 unexpectedly at home. She was born August 30,1982 in LaPorte to Bruce and Michelle...
William D. Ling of Kouts
William D. Ling, 79 of Kouts, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was born January 11, 1938 in Hebron, Indiana to Earl William and Leona (Prochno) Ling. O...
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