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Steven E. Kristoff dies at 79

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Steven E. Kristoff, 79, of Hammond, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Esther M.; two children, Steven R. (Renana) Kristoff of Oldenburg, Ind. and Catherine (Marty) Lakatos of Chesterton; five grandchildren, Steven, Amanda and Carol Lakatos of Chesterton and Steven C. and Michael Kristoff of Oldenburg; one brother, Eugene (Grace) Kristoff of Highland; one brother-in-law, Russell Scheibel, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Scheibel.

Steve was a lifetime resident of this area and an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired Design Draftsman from Union Carbide where he worked for 30 years and also worked for eight years at Capitol Engineering. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.

Friends are invited to meet with the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

For information, call LaHayne Funeral Home, 845-3600.

Posted 2/18/2009