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Services Saturday for Richard 'Rick' Van Loon

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Richard “Rick” Van Loon, age 69, lifelong Chesterton, IN, resident, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer.

Rick was born in Valparaiso, IN, on November 1, 1946, to Harry and Mary (Wiseman) Van Loon, who preceded him in death.

Rick is survived by his wife, Gayle (Stefanko) Van Loon of Chesterton; sons, Corey Van Loon of Westville and Scott (wife, Abby) Van Loon of Wheatfield and grandchildren, Lillian and Austin; brother, Rudy (Michelle) Van Loon of Wilmette, IL; sister, Judy Wilson of Prescott, AZ, and nieces, Kristen and Casey.

Rick retired from NIPSCO in 2003. He was a former bowler and an avid golfer. Rick enjoyed some of his time in retirement being a starter at both Robbinhurst Golf Course and Sand Creek Country Club.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016, with a V.F.W. service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Services will be held on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place and interment will be held at a later date at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN, 55905. or American Lung Association, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN. 56007-8001.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 4/6/2016







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