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Michael Newhard

Michael Newhard

Licensed Funeral Director

Michael Newhard is the owner of the Newhard Funeral Home in Westville and Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso. He purchased the Westville chapel from J.K. Weaver in January of 1989 and the Valparaiso chapel from C. Robert Bartholomew in August of 1997. 

He graduated from Valparaiso High School, attended Indiana University, and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Michael currently resides with his family in Valparaiso. He is a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Westville Lions Club. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Terri, and his two sons, Kyle and Christopher.

Telephone: 1-219-462-4102

Email: michaelnewhard@bartholomewnewhard.com


Charles Harris

Charles Harris

Licensed Funeral Director

Chuck lives in Valparaiso . He has two daughters, Christine who is sixteen years old, and Ella who is eleven years old. He attended Ball State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and minored in philosophy. Chuck has been a licensed funeral director for 18 years and also works as Coroner for Porter County and is a Delegate of the American Board of Medical Legal Death Investigators. Chuck is also a board member of Porter Starke Services Foundation, board member of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, board member of the Porter County Community Action Drug Coalition, board member of the United Way of Porter County, and on the Advisory Board for Avalon Springs. Chuck belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Orak Shrine, Sons of the American Legion, Porter County Farm Bureau, National Funeral Directors Association, and a member of the Indiana Coroner's Association.

Telephone: 1-219-462-4102

Email: chuckharris@hotmail.com


Diane Lawrence

Diane Lawrence

Secretary

Diane is the secretary and has been at Bartholomew's since May of 1987. 
She lives in Morgan Township with her husband of 55 years, Don. She has a son and a daughter and 3 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 2 great grandsons and a great granddaughter. Her hobbies are needlework, quilting, knitting, crocheting and making baskets.

Telephone: 1-219-462-4102


Alice Kyle

Alice Kyle

Certified Pre-Planning Consultant

Alice is married to Jerry Kyle and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Alice has over 20 years of pre-planning experience. She is a certified pre-planning consultant thru the National Funeral Directors Association and she is willing to sit down and personally explain your options for burial or cremation at your convenience at no cost or obligation. Alice does have years of exerience, also, at educating families and our communities through the Speaker's Bureau and othe community events. If you belong to a local or civic organization or church group, Alice would be willing to be a guest speaker at meetings or other gatherings at no cost. Please contact her if interested.

Cell: 1-219-613-6481

Telephone: 1-219-462-4102

Email: AliceKyle@bartholomewnewhard.com


Bob Bartholomew

Bob Bartholomew

Deceased

BOB BARTHOLOMEW 
1921 - 2007 
We will miss him.

Kristi Morris

Assistant

Kristi graduated from Valparaiso High School and is currently a studying Mortuary Science at Ivy Tech, East Chicago.

When not at work she enjoys traveling and spending time with her daughter. 

Telephone: 1-219-462-4102

Email: bartholomewfuneralhome@hotmail.com


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