Valerie Ann Millus

December 25, 1937 - May 18, 2021

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Monday, May 24, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Tuesday, May 25, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City


Tuesday, May 25, 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City


Valerie Ann Millus, 83, of Kendallville, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:10 p.m. at Ascension Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.

Valerie was born to John & Zelda (Anduski) Kiefer on December 25, 1937, Gary, IN.

As matriarch of the family, Valerie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

Valerie met the love of her life, Phillip D. Millus, when she was 13 years old, and he was 15 years old at a fruit stand and they had been together ever since.

Phillip & Valerie married on July 16, 1954 in Crown Point IN.

They were blessed with 5 children, Laura, Phil “Chip”, Rhonda, Robert, and Jason.

Valerie attended Hobart High School.

They first lived in East Gary and then Hobart.

The couple and children moved to Crown Point in 1964. Valerie volunteered at St Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point.

She was an amazing cook, decorator, and gardener. She enjoyed bowling with her friends.

She had her own wallpaper installation business in Crown Point.

They moved to Wolcottville in 1978 on Dallas Lake. Valerie enjoyed every minute with family, living on the lake, fun in the sun, and fishing.

Valerie and Phillip have been a member of St Gasper Catholic Church in Rome City for 42 years.

Happy to have shared in her life are her husband of 67 years, Phillip Millus; two daughters, Laura Millus, Rhonda (David) Grant; a son, Jason (Abby) Millus; two daughters-in-law, Judy Millus and Mary Millus; a brother, Joseph (Cindy) Gromala; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John Kiefer and Zelda Gromala; two sons, Phillip R. Millus and Robert A. Millus; and brother, Tony Kiefer.

Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City with Father Osman Ramos officiating. Burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery.

Calling is Monday, May 24, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Calling will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

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Guest Book

May 25th, 2021 3:47pm

Just wanted to say how much I adored your mother. She was such a sweetheart when we first moved to Indiana and were new to St Gaspars Parish. I always admired her apparel and appearance. Your family will be in my prayers. I am sorry I found out too late to attend her viewing

Lucy O'Grady
May 23rd, 2021 11:36am
Rapid Ciry SD

So sorry for your loss.

Marianne Rogers
May 22nd, 2021 6:30pm
crown point Indiana

on behave of the Roger's family we r so sadden 2 here the passing of Valerie she was a bueitful woman inside and out

Jane and Pete Anderson
May 22nd, 2021 3:53pm
Rapid City, SD

We send our sincere sympathy to the family for your loss. Valerie was a very dear, caring person. May God bless each of you.

Keith and Candace Grant Randen
May 22nd, 2021 2:59pm
Whitewood, SD

We are with you in spirit and love.

Sis Consequala Lomax & Family
May 22nd, 2021 6:47am
910 W55th Ave

To the family my deepest condolences to your loving family . We pray the good Lord Jesus Christ will continue to strengthen you in this time of your loss

Daniel & Barbara Tatman
May 22nd, 2021 12:33am
Rome City IN

So sorry for your loss. Valerie has always been a perfect example of person to follow. Very devoted to her family and church. Always a good word for everyone.. She will truly be missed.

James, Amanda, Devon & Danae Taylor
May 21st, 2021 11:32pm
Rapid City, SD

We are so heartbroken that we can't be there to mourn the loss of Grandma Millus with our family. We are sending all our love and keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathene Brooks
May 21st, 2021 1:17am

My condolences go out to all the family! VALERIE what a wonderful, angelic and loving person. I loved visiting with her with my sister and brother-in-law and all the family!

Gloria Combs
May 20th, 2021 9:04pm

My deepest regrets Phil and family for loosing your earthly Angel. She was such a wonderful lady and a blessing to. Have known. She is now your heavenly Angel and wrapped in God's loving arms. God bless you all.