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Service set for Gregory Dzierba

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Gregory M. Dzierba of Trail Creek passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at his home in the arms of his best friend and loving wife surrounded by family and friends who meant the most to him during his long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

He was born Jan. 28, 1949 in Buffalo, N.Y. On Sept. 27, 2009 in Michigan City, he married Tina Luck, who survives in Trail Creek.

Also surviving are a son, Michael Dzierba of Chesterton; his parents, Edward and Lorraine (Pettibone) Druzbik, of New Carlisle, Ind.; sister, Joann Stainko of New Carlisle; brother, Daniel (wife Susan) Dzierba of Chesterton; nephews, George Stainko, Chad Dzierba, Sr., and Scott Dzierba; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kyle A. Cuma.

He retired in 2003 as a supervisor at Bethlehem Steel and was a member of F.O.P. Dunes Lodge #75. He enjoyed camping, the outdoors and attending drag racing events.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, with Pastor Dennis Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel. Contributions may be made to the family, who will donate the proceeds to hospice. To sign a guestbook and leave condolences, see


Posted 1/18/2011