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Della L. (Reder) Buchanan

August 8, 1974 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 45)

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Della L. Sanchez Buchanan (nee Reder), age 45 of Valparaiso, IN passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at home.  She is survived by her husband, Melvin O. Buchanan; two children, Deanna Sanchez (24) and Lawrence “L.J.” Sanchez (19); father, Malcolm Reder; 2 sisters, Melissa Haslett and Kimberly Reder; two nieces and nephews; many loving family and friends.  Preceded in death by her mother, Marsha Reder.

Della was employed at Town & Country Market where she quickly made friends.  She always loved her children so dearly and she always had a smile on her face and a good laugh when hanging out with her friends.  Della was always ready to lend a helping hand, she loved games, country music, dolphins, and spending quality time with loved ones and friends.  “A beautiful loving soul was taken from us too soon”.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Deep River Church of Christ, 7500 Grand Blvd., Merrillville, Indiana 46410.  To share an online condolence, logon to

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Celebration of Life
January 25, 2020

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Deep RIver Church of Christ
7500 Grand Boulevard
Merrillville, IN 46410

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