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Services Saturday for Phillip Edward Chase

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Phillip Edward Chase, age 57, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017.

He was born on October 28, 1959, in Gary, IN, to Thomas and Phyllis (Richter) Chase, who preceded him in death.

Phillip is survived by his daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Plaza of Fort Mill, SC, and Kimberly (Jason) Larsen of Fort Mill, SC; grandchildren, Claire and Charlotte Plaza, Chase, Eleanor, Jack and Ann Larsen; brothers and sisters, Thomas (Shauna) Chase of Ocala, FL, Carol Peterson of Merrillville, IN, Timothy (Donna) Chase of Chesterton, IN, Cynthia (Daniel) Edwards of Duluth, GA, Terrence Chase of Cedar Lake, IN, Michael (Ellen) Chase of Troy, MI and Claudia (Peter) Mirabella of Schererville, IN; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Phil was a graduate of Merrillville High School, class of 1978. He earned a Bachelorís degree from Indiana University in business. He started working at Long John Silvers 39 years ago as a cook and worked his way up to Director of Operations with BR Associates. Also, Phil had many successes in his new endeavor working as a Real Estate Agent for McColly Real Estate. Phil was an incredible musical talent and he loved to share this gift. Philís involvement in the music ministries spanned many years. Beginning in high school, he sang with the St. Peter and Paul youth choir in Merrillville and most recently added to the tenor section of the St. Patrick adult choir. He was an avid pianist and organist and was involved in many performances over the years. Additionally, Phil enjoyed cooking for family and friends, cheering on IU basketball, following the Chicago Cubs and watching his six grandchildren grow.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Father Jon Plavcan officiating.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

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Posted 8/3/2017




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