Chesterton Tribune

Stephen John Szakacs dies at 68

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Stephen John Szakacs, of Chesterton, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008. He was 68.

He was born Jan. 5, 1940 in East Chicago, Ind. the son of Stephen and Lola (Signond) Szakacs.

He was married to Irene (Burke) Szakacs, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by five sons, Steve (Desiree) Szakacs of Chesterton, Jeffery (Bernadette) Szakacs of Portage, William Bastin of Portage, John (Luz) Bastin of Lake Station and Fred (Amanda) Bastin of Portage; daughter, Debbie Bastion of Portage; grandchildren, Stephen, Zackary, Mercedes, Brock, Jeffery and Cayden Szakacs, John Jr., Jessyka, Justin, Cameron Austin and Morgan Bastin.

Stephen moved to Chesterton about five months ago, coming from Portage. He worked as an Assembly Plant worker at Ford Motor Company. Stephen was a member of the UAW Local Union #551. He was an avid Bears and Cubs fan.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel. Interment will be at McCool Cemetery, Portage.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.


Posted 3/21/2008