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Service set for Kenneth Cypra

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Kenneth James Cypra of Beverly Shores passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010. He was 67.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Janet (nee Inlander); son Daniel Cypra (wife Mary) of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters Valerie Gutterson (husband David) of Maryland and Kathleen Froelich (Michael) of New Jersey; brother Richard Cypra (Bea) of Florida; brother-in-law David Inlander (Beth) of Illinois; nieces and nephews Michael, Amy, Lisa, Laurie, Richard, Curtis, Pam and Nancy; and nine great-nieces and nephews.

Ken received his PhD in Civil Engineering/Urban Planning from Northwestern University. He was a transit planner for 37 years, consulting for various transit agencies in the Northwest Indiana Transit District (NICTD/South Shore). He also worked as a transit planner for the Regional Transportation Authority in Chicago and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. He was an adjunct professor at Indiana University Northwest for 20 years and was program director of Leadership Northwest Indiana for 10 years. He was also a board member and actively involved in the International Friendship Gardens of Michigan City.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 28 at 3 p.m. at Temple Israel, 601 N. Montgomery St., in the Miller section of Gary, with Rabbi Stanley Halpern officiating. The Burns Funeral Home in Hobart is in charge of arrangements. Private cremation at Burns Funeral Home Crematory will precede the service. Memorials may be made to the International Friendship Gardens, P.O. Box 8834, Michigan City, IN 46361-8834.



Posted 7/27/2010