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Services Saturday for John Leopold Jr., 81

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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 great-grandchildren.

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.

Funeral Services 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 home.

Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice Center of Porter County, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 2/24/2016




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