Michael Sofiak, age
84, of Chesterton, IN passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 29,
He was born in
Gary, IN on April 17, 1932, to Michael and Anastasia (Kozak) Sofiak.
He is survived by
his children, Dianne (Ron) Rascia, Suzanne (Mark) Harnen, Richard (Sharon)
Sofiak and Michael (Angie) Sofiak; sister, Olga Cunningham; grandchildren,
Drake, Brendon, Kylie, Marina and Ian; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; wife, Marina (Camarena) Sofiak; and sister, Mary
Michael served in
the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic
Church and the Moose Lodge in Chesterton. Michael retired from U.S. Steel
after 40 years of service. He was an avid fan of local sporting events,
especially the Trojan Swim Team. Michael will be greatly missed by his
family and friends.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., with Father
Jerry Schweitzer officiating, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet
Road, Chesterton, IN.
Visitation will be
held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a prayer
service at 7:30 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway,
Chesterton. Interment will be at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.
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