Michiana remembers Rep. Jackie Walorski, Zach Potts, Emma Thomson

Christine Byington-Hanna:

Jackie was such an amazing woman. She never forgot where she came from and NEVER stopped fighting for what's right. I had the pleasure of meeting her several times. This was one of my favorite pictures when she came to do an interview at WFRN. She had just been elected as Congresswoman for us Hoosiers. She always gave you a big hug making you feel special. I'll miss her terribly ?

Renee Clark Fish:

We were honored to meet her up at the South bend Cubs game/Memorial Day Celebration in 2018. She took time to meet my granddaughter and let us snap a picture of her. What a tragic loss.

Trisha Chamberlain Carrico: 

2014 My daughter Ava won grand Champion Steer and Grand Champion Gilt for the St Joseph County Fair and Jackie donated to her buyers group and wanted a picture with Ava who was 9 at that time. Very generous lady with her time!

Debbie Ann:

This was taken June 25th this year. We joked around that we were knee sisters. She just had a right knee replacement and I previously had the left knee replacement. She was an amazing woman! We also knew Zach. Smart talented young man. May the families of all the ones who passed know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Ann:

My husband with Zach on June 25th 2022.

Betty Hahn Kocsis:

We met Jackie on Dyngus Day 2016.

Gina Rozenblit:

We met Jackie during our son’s Presidential award ceremony at Washington DC. She was kind enough to invite us to her office , cancelled some of her appointments and spent several hours talking to the whole family and taking pictures.

Such a genuine Beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed

Dorene Dennie:

My daughter with her in 2016. Her husband and I were college friends.

Stephanie Powers:

Jackie visited our organization to learn more about our work and to attend our check presentation.

Michiana residents have been sharing their memories of Rep. Jackie Walorski and her staff members Zach Potts and Emma Thomson. All three died in a crash on SR 19 Wednesday afternoon.

Here are some of the tributes that did not contain photos:

Lupe Maroquin Troyer

Jackie enjoyed Shipshewana

Met her (and her Mother) there

Waved big when she saw me and Always had a smile

Prayers for All

Debra R Akey

I met her n her husband and dog when I worked at Tractor supply . Very nice classy lady . Tragically taken to soon ?? to her family n friends ❤️

Marty Locsi

I recall seeing her at Martin's. It was close to Christmas and she was grocery shopping. There was a person who had stopped to ask her a question. She stopped, listened and took her time to answer the question. I imagine that was probably a busy time for her, as it is for everyone, but she gave him her full attention and a wonderful explanation. Such a sad loss for our community. Sending prayers to all the families involved.

Cheryl Stachowski Wilkin

She was an amazing person and I was blessed to know her

John Lopez

I remember seeing her at the McDonald’s I worked at, I handed her the coffee she ordered, she was so sweet and kind. I was so shocked to find out she had passed.

Tiffany Salameh ABC57

I met Congresswoman Walorski in 2019, covering her introduction of the Stop for School Buses Act after a tragic crash in Fulton County took the lives of three siblings.

A strong, dedicated, and passionate woman. A huge loss for our community.

Prayers to her husband, family and her two staffers Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson families as well.

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