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Alfred Anton Dlutkowski dies at 75

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Alfred Anton Dlutkowski, 75, of Beverly Shores, passed away at 11:25 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at his home after a brief bout with cancer.

He was born in Chicago, October 21, 1933, the son of Walter and Marie (Parus) Dlutkowski, and step-father, John Kryzsko.

Surviving Al is a loving wife of 52 years, Jeanenne; children, Paul (Cynthia) Dlutkowski of Chesterton, Susan (David Harmon) Dlutkowski of Atlantic Mine, Mich., Lisa (Peter) David of Washburn, Wis., Gary (Stephanie) Berch of Granger; nine adoring grandchildren; and a special sister-in-law, Marge Berch.

Upon completing honorable service in the U.S. Army, he married his childhood sweetheart, Jeanenne Berch, in Chicago, on August 18, 1956. Together they have four children whom they raised in Beverly Shores. For 26 years, Al worked for Jaymar Ruby, Michigan City, as a credit manager. Al enjoyed family, traveling, reading and beach time. He was a fount of knowledge of history, sports and old movies. The focus of his life was his family all of whom will miss his devotion, gentle demeanor, charming story telling and delightful humor.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation will take place. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte is caring for the arrangements.

Please send condolences to the family at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-4001 and to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Training and Resource Center, 700 Broadway, Suite 810, Denver, Co 80203-3442.


Posted 3/27/2009