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Celebration of Life Sunday for Kelly Loving, age 46

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Kelly Loving died peacefully at Franciscan Health Inpatient Hospice Center in Michigan City, Indiana on April 5, 2017. He was 46 years old. Kelly valiantly fought brain cancer for 15 months before his death.

Kelly is survived by his parents, Gay Walker and Donald Walker of Chesterton; his wife, Jennifer Loving; his children, Xavier Loving, Indigo Loving and Anastasia Loving, all of Chesterton; siblings, Stacey (Loving) Hayes of Evansville, Jodi (Loving) Ward of Evansville, Dawn Walker-Chalmers of Bondurant, Iowa and Robyn Walker Virden of Indianapolis and many nieces and nephews.

Kelly Loving was born on February 16, 1971, in Gary, Indiana, to Gay Loving and Charles Loving. He graduated from Chesterton High School in 1989, and Purdue University in 1994 with a Bachelors in Biology. Kelly began teaching at Crown Point High School in 1994, then went on to complete his Master’s Degree at Purdue in Biology in 1997. Kelly taught Biology, Physics, Chemistry and many other science classes at Crown Point High School over his 23 year career as a high school teacher.

He married Jennifer Loving, (Boatright), his best friend and partner in the Adventure of Life in 1994.

Kelly and Jennifer welcomed three children into their lives; Xavier Loving, Indigo Loving and Anastasia Loving and set about teaching them how to be human beings. His children will remember him as an energetic, fun, caring father who encouraged them to pursue their dreams and live a life of tolerance.

Kelly was an accomplished baker and shared delicious cupcakes with the community at Chesterton’s European Market where he was known as the “Cupcake Guy.” He was a witty individual who was passionate about educating students, raising his children and being a husband. His family was the most important thing in the world to him. Kelly was a scientist above all and was always educating himself. His passion for learning never ended, even throughout his illness he continued to discover the world and share his knowledge with others. He truly believed in science, discovery and learning. Kelly decided to donate his body to further the practical education of medical students.

A Celebration of Life (a/k/a Irish Wake) is scheduled for Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Old Town Banquet Center located at 711 Calumet, in Valparaiso. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Kelly’s life. Dress is casual, because that is what Kelly would have wanted. There will be food and drink provided. Please bring your favorite photos of Kelly, along with any quotes or stories you would like to share. There will be a wall of memories created in his honor during the wake.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Franciscan Health Inpatient Hospice Center at 301 West Homer Street, Michigan City, Indiana, or the American Cancer Society.

The family would like to thank the fantastic, caring staff at the hospice center for their dedication to Kelly during his stay.



Posted 4/7/2017




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