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Eugene Novreske service Saturday

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Eugene L. Novreske, age 76 of Portage, Ind., passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 in Valparaiso, Ind.

He was born November 9, 1936 in Michigan City, Ind., to Leonard J. and Mary (Piotrowski) Novreske, both of whom preceded him in death.

Eugene was married to Paula “Merle” Novreske, who also preceded him in death.

Eugene is survived by his son, Kevin Novreske of Florida; step-sons Robert Phillips of Valparaiso, Ind., and Tom Phillips of Virginia; daughters, Carla Novreske of Chesterton, and Dawn Tharp of Valparaiso; brother, Adrian (Connie) Novreske of Westville, Ind.; sisters, Patricia Wolford of Westville, and Sandra Loetz of Michigan City; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; his dog Buddy; and his special friends, the Kominakis family.

He was preceded in death by his step-son Paul Phillips.

Eugene was an avid Cubs fan and worked at Mittal Steel as a steelworker for over 40 years. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with Rev. Frederick Hoover officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, with burial of ashes at Chesterton Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 12/6/2012