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Geroge W. Kalas services Saturday

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George Wayne Kalas, age 78 of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at the University of Chicago.

He was born on May 10, 1936 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late George and Bessie (Wolf) Kalas.

George was a U.S. Army Veteran and earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Technology from Valparaiso Technical Institute. He retired as an Electronic Engineer after 35 years of service from Bethlehem Steel. George was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chesterton, where he served as an elder and an usher. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 451 of Michigan City. One of George’s favorite past times was working as an amateur radio operator.

On December 28, 1958 in Medaryville, George married Helen Kain who survives along with their daughter, Jennifer Kalas of Chicago; and two sisters, Josie (Lamar) Bates of Grapevine, TX, and Joyce (Skip) Wojcysiak of Mesa, AZ.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 29, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 East 1100 North, Chesterton, with The Rev. Erich R. Fickel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery, Medaryville.

Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, and Saturday at church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chesterton.


Posted 11/26/2014