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Services Friday for Dean Lee Stainko

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Dean “Lee” Stainko, age 45 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on October 24, 2015.

He was born on March 4, 1970, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Joseph and Lois (West) Stainko.

Lee is survived by his son, Jeremy (Brittany) Stainko of Michigan City; daughters, Lindsey and Amber Stainko of Westville; grandchildren, Carter and Pippa Stainko, brothers and sisters; Janice (David) Dunn of Westville, Robert (Judy) Bearup of Westville, Deborah (William) Gibson of Valparaiso, Kathleen Holloway of Virginia Beach, VA, Connie Stainko of Valparaiso, and Joseph Stainko of Westville; and many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Michael Bearup.

Lee was a lifelong area resident and loved his Harley. He was a big hearted and generous man. He would help anyone that asked him. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and will be missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Bob Burton.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 30, 2015, at the funeral home. Cremation services will be provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

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Posted 10/28/2015




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