January 31, 1936 - August 23, 2021
Claudette Anne “Pinky” (Cruikshank) Lach, age 85 of Portage, IN passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, August 23, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1936 in Gary, IN to her exceptional parents Claude and Eva (Carlson) Cruikshank. Claudette is survived by her loving children, Kim (Dave) Armstrong, Jill (Anthony) Mantia, Greg (Connie) Lach, and her favorite child Timothy; sisters Eva Haas, Martha Sizemore, Sharon Salain; grandchildren Hannah, Mia, Emma, Mei, and Anthony. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald “Buzz” Lach; her industrious father, Claude Cruikshank and her mother lost too soon at the age of 54, Eva Cruikshank. Pinky was a fierce and determined spirit that overcame the many obstacles that were put in front of her throughout her life. Those that knew her became friends. She might have been quiet and cheerful but those that knew her best saw a person that was beautifully stubborn and persistent in her care and love of all that were fortunate enough to call her Mom, Sister, or Friend. Although she is gone from this Earth in the eternal embrace of God’s warmth and now reunites with the ones gone before her including her healthy husband and her mother; her spirit will forever be alive in her children. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, IN 46368 with Father Kevin McCarthy officiating. Burial to take place at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the heroes and saints that God has put on this Earth at Opportunity Enterprises. The family also expresses their sincere thank you and appreciation to the many doctors, nurses, caregivers, and hospice workers that cared for her in her time of need.
Claudette Anne “Pinky” (Cruikshank) Lach, age 85 of Portage, IN passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, August 23, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1936 in Gary, IN to her exceptional parents Claude... View Obituary & Service Information
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