Twenty-year old Krystle Dikes was one of two women killed Wednesday night at a martin's store in Elkhart. She worked at the supermarket and was stocking shelves at the time.
When police arrived, they shot and killed the gunman, 22-year old Shawn Bair. Saturday, Dikes' family thanked the police for risking their own lives so more families did not experience the pain they're suffering.
They described a woman who wanted to care for special needs children.
"Krystle had a big heart, a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh," her father, Shaun Dikes said.
"Krystle had a passion for life and a drive within her that was unstoppable," said Charlotte Dikes, Krystle's stepmother.
"When you hear the angels singing louder and dancing harder, it's because of Krystle," said stepfather David Whitacre.
The son of the Rachelle Godfread, the other woman killed in the shooting, joined his team from Indiana University South Bend as they observed a moment of silence for his mother.
Joe Godfread then played in the game against Robert Morris University.