Emily Gail Goranson, age 67, of Franklin, Indiana formerly of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Compass Park – Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, IN from complications of cancer.
She was born on December 14, 1951, the daughter of Dean and Betty (Lambert) Goranson, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Emily lived in the Angola, Indiana area for most of her life and worked in a number of areas including over 30 years of service at the Hendry Park Elementary School kitchen, retiring at the age of 65.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was active in the Angola and Ashley chapters. Emily was an active member in her church, Chapel of the Lakes Presbyterian Church in Angola, Indiana. She had a love for church music, choir, playing piano, playing cards, and she loved animals of all types. She had a particular love of anything bear-related. She spent many summers with relatives in Nebraska and enjoyed going to the county fair, where she entered her award-winning tea rings, among other things.
Emily is survived by her mother, Betty Goranson of Franklin, IN; a brother, Rodger Goranson of Fort Wayne, IN; an aunt and many doting cousins and friends from around the country.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dean Goranson, her grandparents, and special friends Ed and Linda Haas.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Emily’s life on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes, 2955 W Orland Rd, Angola, IN 46703.
Visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Friday prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be given in memory of Emily to the Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes, Angola, Indiana.
Charitable donations may be made in Emily's memory to the following organization:
Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes
2955 W. Orland Road, Angola, IN 46703