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Michael Strycker service Wednesday

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Michael E. Strycker, age 59 of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Saturday November 17, 2012 at Northwestern Hospital, Chicago.

He was born January 16, 1953 in South Bend to E. Philip Strycker, who survives in LaPorte, Ind., and Patricia “Pat” Landen Strycker, who preceded him in death.

He is also survived by his daughter, Erin St. George, of Valparaiso, granddaughter Emma Sue St. George, of Valparaiso, brother, Steven (Laurie) Strycker, and sisters Gayle (Larry) Curtis and Sheri (Bob) Schuster, all of LaPorte, Ind.

Also surviving are nephews Matt (Angie) Curtis and Andrew Curtis, nieces Bethany and Hannah Schuster, brothers-in-law Jim (Linda) Green of Porter and John Green of New York, as well as sisters-in-law Carol (Matt) Foldenauer of Michigan City, Ind., and Vicki (John) Hexamer of North Augusta, S.Car.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Strycker, in 2001.

Mike graduated from LaPorte High School in 1971 Indiana Central in 1975 and earned his Master’s Degree from Ball State University in 1976. He was a member of Porter United Methodist Church and was employed by the Porter County Educational Services working through the Duneland School System as a school psychologist. He was a member of the Youth for Understanding foreign exchange program and hosted over 30 children. He was also a Director at the Royal Family Kids Camp. He loved to travel, shop and cook.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Chesterton, 434 South 2nd St., with Pastor G. Thomas Jones and Pastor Mike Cover officiating. Burial will be in the Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton. There will also be visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the church, prior to the service.

Memorials may be given to the Royal Family Kids Camp. For more information please call 219-926-1309.



Posted 11/19/2012