Kathryn M. ‘Kat’ Smith, 35, Valparaiso

Kathryn M. “Kat” Smith, 35, of Valparaiso, formerly of Jasper, passed away at 4:34 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Methodist Hospital North in Gary.

Kat was born in Huntingburg, Indiana on April 17, 1983, to Richard Alan and Charlene D. (Ruckriegel) Smith.

She was a loving mother and enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two children, Joey Taylor and Charlie Taylor of Huntingburg; one step-daughter, Maisie Taylor, Huntingburg; companion, Cliff Handley, Valparaiso; father, Richard Alan Smith, Valparaiso; one brother, Elijah Smith, Jasper; maternal grandmother, Lois Ruckriegel, Jasper; Aunts and Uncle, nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Charlene Ruckriegel Smith.

Funeral services for Kathryn “Kat” Smith will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow at a later date.  

A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 5 p.m. service time at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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