Brian D. Himmel,
age 54 of Valparaiso, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
He was born
February 28, 1961, in Hammond, IN, to Karl and Norma (Parker) Himmel.
Brian is survived
by his father, Karl Himmel of Porter; sister, Karen Himmel of Chesterton;
and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and special friends.
He was preceded in
death by his mother, Norma Jean Himmel; and his brother, Stephen C. Himmel.
Brian worked and
resided at Shepard’s Ministries in Union Grove, WI, for 26 years and spent
the last four years as a resident of Opportunity Enterprises. Brian loved
people, books, music, and especially his stuffed animal “babies.” He touched
the hearts of everyone who met him. Brian will be loved and missed by his
family and friends, as well as all those who knew and loved him at Shepard’s
Ministries in Union Grove, and at Opportunity Enterprises of Valparaiso.
for Brian will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Cathy
Visitation will be
held on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 from 4:00 PM until the time of the
services at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
in Brian’s honor may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso,
IN, 46383, or online at