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Services set for Arnold Ranegar

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Former Chesterton resident Arnold “Arnie” Ranegar of Mesa, Ariz. passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. He was 72.

Born May 30, 1937 in Cannonsberg, Pa., he was the son of Frank and Helen (Popp) Ranegar, who preceded him in death. On November 21, 1988 in Kauwii, Hawaii, he married Rose (Multack) Ranegar, who survives of Mesa, Ariz. He is also survived by his first wife and friend, Elaine Ranegar of Chesterton; sons Arnie (wife Darcy) Ranegar of Valparaiso, Kenny (Mary Lou) Ranegar of Chesterton, Anthony (Kimberly) Ranegar of Valparaiso and David (Tammy) Ranegar of Valparaiso; daughters Sherry (husband David) White of Valparaiso, Kimberly Anderson (Eddie Otero) of Lake Station and Jane (James) Gayheart of Michigan City; stepchildren Brian (Michelle), David (Jenny), and Adam Brzycki; brother Frank (Faye) Ranegar of Harrisburg, Pa.; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister Janet Eichelberger and grandson Michael David.

Arnie enjoyed life, especially spending time with his family, friends, and his most faithful companion and sidekick, Jake. He loved music, golf and traveling, and was an avid Chicago sports fan. Arnie was a 1955 graduate of Swatara Township High School in Harrisburg, Pa. He was a retired sheetmetal worker for Local 20.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton with Rev. Frederick Hoover officiating. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory in Portage. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted 5/5/2010