Chesterton Tribune

John C. Wight dies at 63

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John C. Wight, of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at VNA Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso. He was 63.

He was born Sept. 6, 1944 in Escabana, Mich., the son of Charles Edward and Ethel Marie (Ekstrom) Wight, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Jan. 24, 2008 he was preceded in death by his wife Betty L. Wight.

He is survived by three children, Linda (Mark) Bavido of Texas, Karl (Elizabeth) Wight of Valparaiso and Wendy (Art) Coleman of Michigan City; step-children, Diana Klecka of Westville, Ronald C. Piers, of Indianapolis, Michael D. (Dawn) Piers, of Fla., Anna (Victor) Kadish of Westville, Vincent Piers of Hobart and Gerald (Amy) Piers of Valparaiso; one brother, Robert (Marilyn) Wight, Escabana, Mich.; many grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by siblings, Carl, Clyde, Dick and Elizabeth and a step-son, Brian Piers on June 12, 1999.

John was employed as a Merchant-Seaman on the Great Lakes, being employed with Inland Steel Co.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. An additional visitation and funeral service is scheduled Saturday, June 21 in Escabana, Mich.

The family requests memorials be sent to VNA Horton Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

For information, please call White-Love Funeral Home, 926-1309.


Posted 6/17/2008