Wayne Hernstrom, age 48 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Monday, August 22,
He was born September 8, 1962 in Valparaiso, Ind., to Donald E. and Barbara
(Schramm) Hernstrom, both of whom preceded him in death.
Wayne is survived by his son Alex Hernstrom of Carol Stream, Ill.; daughter
Sara Hernstrom of Chesterton; former wife and friend Lisa Hernstrom of Carol
Stream, Ill.; brother Keith (Theresa) Hernstrom of Westville; sister Diane
(Robert) Sass of Michigan City; grandchildren River Marquardt and Maya
Marquardt; godfather Audie Kurpis of Indianapolis, Ind. and many nieces and
He was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Hernstrom.
Wayne was a lifelong area resident and worked as a Mobile Equipment Operator
for U.S. Steel.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Cremation will
follow at Heritage Crematory, Portage.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at the funeral home.
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