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Service Monday for Michael John Ratajczak

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Michael John Ratajczak, 62 of Volo, IL and formerly of Westville passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

He was born December 23, 1953 in Chicago, IL to Eugene and Doreen (Thomas) Ratajczak.

Mike was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne and was a member of the Westville American Legion Post 21. He retired as a millwright mechanic, working for 30 years at Inland/Arcelor-Mittal Steel.

On October 28, 1978, in Hammond, Michael married Doris G. Jones, who survives along with their son, Douglas (Kelly) Ratajczak of Wauconda, IL; granddaughters, Katherine and awaiting the arrival of Madeline; sister, Janet (Ken) Snyder of Dyer; sister-in-law, Ann Ratajczak; brother-in-law, Pat Counts; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Counts; and brother, Jeffery.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: the American Tinnitus Association or United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.



Posted 11/11/2016




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