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Chester 'Chet' Coan service Thursday

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Chester R. “Chet” Coan, 74, of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

He was born July 22, 1937 in Chesterton, Indiana, to John and Hazel (Williams) Coan.

On December 22, 1991, at the Valparaiso Country Club, he married Patricia Kuharik, who survives, along with three children: Andrew (Cheri) Coan of Florida, Pam (Kent) Hoefling of Illinois and Jeffery (Julie) Coan of Ohio; two sisters, Louise Coan and Maye Simpson and one brother, James Coan all of Florida as well as six grandchildren: Dennis, Alicia, Isaac, Adrian, Madeline and Lola.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Lindy, Charlie and Larry and one sister, Jayne Ballatore.

Chet grew up in Burns Harbor where he served on the Burns Harbor Fire Department and was the Building Inspector.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel where he had been a foreman. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wanatah.

Chet was loved and will be remembered for his hard work, his willingness to help, his ability to fix anything and for being one of the “Three Musketeers” along with Orlando and John.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 22 from 4-7 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, followed by a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Schweitzer officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Posted 12/22/2011