Former Chesterton resident Roger Wayne Connaway, 56, of Valparaiso passed
away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at his home.
Born on Sept. 29, 1953 in Gary, he was the son of James Lester and Lowees
(Gilbert) Connaway. Roger graduated in 1971 from Portage High School and
worked as a specialty meat cutter for several years at Ruge Meats and most
recently at Beef Mart in Valparaiso. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying
hunting and fishing.
On April 4, 1975 in Portage, he married Cathy Lakin, who survives. Also
surviving are two children Ryan Connaway (wife Kari) of Porter and Nicole
DeMeo (husband Joe) of Valparaiso; mother, Lowees Connaway of Portage;
grandchildren, Masun and Gavin Connaway and Joey DeMeo; and brothers Bill
Connaway of Chesterton and Butch Connaway (Joyce) of Valparaiso. He was
preceded in death by his father.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory in Valparaiso, a memorial
service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at Evangelical Covenant
Church, 5051 Central Ave, Portage. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice, 501
Marquette, Valparaiso, IN 46383. moellerfuneralhome.com