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Services Wednesday for Michael Sofiak

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Michael Sofiak, age 84, of Chesterton, IN passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

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 Eckersall.

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.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 7/1/2016





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