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Charles Bellar services Friday

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Charles Bellar, age 69 of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away March 15, 2012 in Florida.

Charles was born on February 19, 1943 in Gary, Indiana to Charles and Elizabeth (Sinks) Bellar.

Charles is survived by his wife, Christine “Tina” (Ugalde) Bellar of Valparaiso; sons, Adam (Michelle) Bellar of Hebron, Ind. and Tony Bellar of Chesterton; daughter, Amy (Joe) Bolan of Valparaiso; five grandchildren, Lauren Bellar, Bryce Bellar, Blake Bellar, Lucas Bolan and Sadie Bolan; brothers and sisters, Jack (Judy) Bellar of Fowler, Ind., Maryann Pierce of Jackson, Tenn., Larry (Delores) Bellar of Ogden Dunes, Ind., Louis (Sue) Bellar of Hobart, Ind. and Laura (Bill) Phillips of Jackson, Tenn. and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth.

He was a member of Southlake Church of the Nazarene, where he served on the church board and went on several mission trips. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid fisherman and loved to spend time fishing with his grandchildren. Charles was a mechanical engineer and former owner of Duneland Group in Chesterton. After selling his business he worked and retired from his son’s company, HECO, a division of Grindco in Chesterton, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Southlake Church of the Nazarene, 7355 E. 81st Ave., Crown Point, Ind., with Rev. Ronald Richmond officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 22, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind.

Memorials in Charles’ name may be made to the National Diabetes Association.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 3/20/3012