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John Dravet Mass set for Wednesday

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John Frederick Dravet, age 80, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.

He was born on February 15, 1933, in Gary, Ind., to George and Mary Glennon Dravet, both of whom preceded him in death.

On August 18, 1954, he married Joanne Kurth Dravet, who survives in Chesterton, Ind.

John is also survived by his children John (Jean) Dravet of Schaumburg, Ill., Jim (Pauline) Dravet of Marana, Ariz., Joe (Tina) Dravet of Hobart, Ind., Jan Dravet Pinnell and Jill Dravet, both of Portage, Ind., grandchildren Raven, Jana, Paul and Kevin Dravet, brothers Jerry (Dorothy) Dravet of Valparaiso, Ind., Paul (Sharon) Dravet of Portage, Ind., and sisters Therese (George) Lindberg of Greenwood, Ind., and Ann Marie (David) Longacre of Hobart, Ind.

Also surviving are his brothers- and sisters-in-law Arthur (Alice Christakis) Kurth of Valparaiso, Ind., and David (Mary Jane Kurth) Henley of Hobart, Ind., and aunts Nora Venzke of Demotte, Ind., and Cecelia Sysak, of Ohio.

John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton, Ind., and the American Legion Post 170. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving his country in the Korean Conflict. He was employed by US Steel, Gary Works in the warehouse for 40 years.

There will be a Memorial Mass from St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, Ind., on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Heeg officiating.

The family requests no flowers or memorials given.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind.

For more information please call 219-926-1309.



Posted 5/20/2013