Peggy Marie (Neumann) Zeljeznjak

October 29, 1953 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Peggy Zeljeznjak Obituary

Peggy Marie Zeljeznjak (nee Neumann) 70 of Valparaiso, formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away suddenly on Christmas morning, December 25, 2023 at Northwest Health Porter Hospital, Valparaiso. She is survived by her beloved husband of 28 years, John Zeljeznjak; loving mother of Laura Zeljeznjak and the late Rachel Zeljeznjak; cherished sister of Linda Davis, Carol (Shawn) Gass, Ann (Abe) Klontz and Shelby Farnham; dearest daughter-in-law of Zlata Miles; dear sister-in-law of Diane (Steve) Fischer and Nadine Kavanaugh; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Peggy’s Life will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 4:30pm at the Valparaiso Baptist Church, 612 Emmettsburg Street, Valparaiso, Indiana with Pastor Mitch Talba, officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th Street, Whiting, Indiana.  Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at

Peggy Zeljeznjak was born on October 29, 1953 in Ray, Arizona to Jerome and Mary (Palmer) Neumann. A former longtime resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, she has resided in Valparaiso for the past several years where she was active with the Valparaiso Baptist Church. She was a United States Air Force Veteran attaining the rank of captain. A registered nurse, Peggy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Rogers and Clark University and her Masters Degree from the University of Phoenix. She enjoyed scrapbooking and the time spent with her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

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Celebration of Life
January 5, 2024

4:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Valparaiso Baptist Church
612 Emmettsburg St
Valparaiso, IN 46385


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