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Transcribed biography of Gerald Spagna


Members of the family are:

Gerald Leigh Spagna, born 7/14/42 Valparaiso; Bertie Jolley Spagna, born 11/25/43 Valparaiso; John William Spagna, born 7/30/63 Valparaiso; Matthew Leigh Spagna, born 5/6/65 Valparaiso, and Michael Neil Spagna, born 3/13/68 Valparaiso.

Gerald was raised in Wheeler, son of Ernaldo and Eleanor Keene Spagna. Paternal grandparents, Calisto and Lucia Spagna, came here from Northern Italy. He attended Wheeler grade and High School. Since graduating in 1960 he worked construction for a short time, then in 1961 he started employment at Midwest Steel, Portage, Ind., where he has remained. His main hobbies revolve around steam locomotives and railway lines.

Bertie (Jolley) Spagna was born and raised in Valparaiso, daughter of Dale and Ruby Kyes Jolley. She attended Banta, Central and Valparaiso High School, graduating in 1961. Married at St. Paul's Church on 9/23/61, her time is now occupied in working part-time at Thomas Jefferson School and raising her three sons.

The Spagnas are members of St. Paul's Parish where John enjoys serving Mass as an altar boy. All three boys participate in Glenrose Parks summer program, their favorite pastimes being baseball and basketball.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 164

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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