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Services Thursday for Joseph T. Trella age 78

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Joseph T. Trella, age 78, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Valparaiso, IN.

He was born on September 29, 1936, in Lackawanna, NY, to Joseph W. and Mary (Glab) Trella.

On December 28, 1963, he married Rose Ann Devlin, who survives.

He is also survived by sons, Joseph A. (Petra Miskus), Timothy, and Andrew; daughters, Jenni (George) Veenstra, Julie (Jon) Wycoff, and Becky (Ken) Price; grandchildren, Joseph, Elizabeth, Phillip, George, Gianna, Jonathan, Tommy, Charlie, Riley, BJ, Allison, Chase, Avery, Graham, Kenny, and Karoline and one great-grandchild, Gavin.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and son James.

Joe enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and gardening. He was a United States Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 170 in Chesterton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN, with Father James Meade and Father Jerry Schweitzer concelebrating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304. Burial will take place at Chesterton Cemetery.

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Posted 3/16/2015





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