John Leopold Jr.,
age 81, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
John was born on
March 1, 1934, in Provlence, Czechoslovakia, to John Leopold Sr. and
Elizabeth (Gala) Leopold.
John is survived by
his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley Leopold of Valparaiso, IN; son, John G.
(Brenda) Leopold of Chesterton, IN; daughters, Kathy (Brad) Murray of
Chesterton, IN, Judy Kantowski (Tim Haviza) of Valparaiso, IN, and Elaine
(Larry) Kowalski of Denver, CO; brother, Andrew (Alice) Leopold of St.
Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, T.J. (Jen), Heather (Matt), Michael, Don,
Stephanie, Daniel, Michael, Corinne, Steve (Susan), Chris (Emily) and 12
He was preceded in
death by his parents and 1 brother, Joseph Leopold.
John was devoted to
his family; he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also a
loyal friend and neighbor. He enjoyed the outdoors, including cutting
firewood, gardening and woodworking.
will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Interment will be at
Chesterton Cemetery in Chesterton, IN.
Visitation will be
held on Friday, February 26, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral
Memorials may be
made to VNA Hospice Center of Porter County, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso,
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