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Services set for Robert 'Gus' Lobsiger

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Chesterton resident Robert Anthony “Gus” Lobsiger, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at his home.

He was born July 8, 1947, in Gary. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Lobsiger, and is survived by his mother, Una Jean Cooper of Porter.

On Nov. 27, 1967, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton, he married Bonnie Darling, who survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by a son, Bryan Lobsiger (Robin Johnson) of Chesterton; a daughter, Erin Lob-siger (Steve Stanek) of Chesterton; two grandchildren, Tekodah “Kody” Lobsiger and Ariana Sone, both of Chesterton; a brother, David (Cheryl) Lobsiger of Chesterton; and two sisters, Tina (Dr. James) Read of Dune Acres and Susie (Joel) Blum of Martinsville, Ind.

Gus was a 1965 graduate of Chesterton High School and attended North Manchester College and Valparaiso University. He worked at Mittal Steel on the pickler line with 30 years of service and was a paratrooper in the 431st Quartermaster in the U.S. Army Reserves. For 12 years Gus coached the Duneland Soccer Club and love to watch his son play soccer and to travel to Chicago and Boston to see his daughter run marathons. He was a loving husband, a wonderful father, and a wonderful grandfather.

Funeral services, Pastor Jane L. Aicher officiating, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100N in Chesterton. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St. in Chesterton and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to an educational fund being established for Gus’ grandson, Kody.

For information call 926-1309.

Additions to Robert Lobsiger obituary

Some names of relatives were omitted from the recent obituary for Robert (Gus) Lobsiger.

He is survived by his mother-in-law Josephine Darling of Chesterton.

Also, by sister-in-law Lorna Darling of Crown Point and brother-in-law Darrel Hoover of Chesterton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family deeply regrets these unfortunate omissions.


Posted 12/2/2009 Updated 12/7/2009