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Daniel Lee Vondrasek, Sr. passes away at age 65

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Daniel Lee Vondrasek, Sr., age 65, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on October 8, 2017.

He was born in Gary, IN, on May 26, 1952, to Paul and Regina (Thomasino) Vondrasek.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Darla (Gilpin) Vondrasek; sons, Daniel (Jessica) Vondrasek Jr. and Anthony (Sara) Vondrasek; daughters, Angelina Vondrasek, Tiffany Bright, and Amy Jo Tolson; grandchildren; Bella, Cienna, Adria, Kiley, Leo, Mia, Padme’, Nora, Elaina, Skylar and Kalen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Paul Vondrasek.

Daniel was a United States Airforce Veteran. He was the diving coach at Chesterton High School and New Prairie High School for many years. After retirement, he enjoyed fossil hunting and spending time with his grandkids. Dan was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Cremation services will be provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Memorial donations to the family may be mailed to the funeral home in care of Daniel Vondrasek.

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Posted 10/10/2017




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