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Ed Kis passes away at age 74

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Ed Kis, 74, Long Beach Indiana, passed away on February 5, 2018, in Michigan City at The Arbors, after a valiant fight with cancer.

Ed has chosen to be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be scheduled at The Spa at a later date.

He was born July 18, 1943, in Gary, to Edward and Betty Kis. He is survived by his Mother, Betty Kis and devoted partner Jeanne Hoyle, her sons and families, his sons, Matthew, Arizona and Christopher, LaPorte. He is also survived by his brother Robert (Linda) Kis, Crown Point, sister-in-law Linda Kis, Sarasota, Florida, and nephews Jay Kis, Dunedin, Florida, and Anthony Kis, Crown Point.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Kis and brother, Gary (Skip) Kis.

Ed was a longtime Long Beach resident and very active in the community. He began his restaurant career at the young age of 9 working alongside of his father. He then ran restaurants of his own among them were SOBís in the Crown Point Jail and Lighthouse Restaurant and lastly he managed Great Lakes Catering and Top Dog Restaurant in Michigan City. He was an early proponent of downtown revitalization and served as President of the Michigan City Mainstreet Association and was a founding force in the Mainstreet Farmers Market. He was very proud to have both Great Lakes Catering ranked as the #1 LaPorte County catering company for more than 15 years and Top Dog Restaurant named #1 Hot Dog. He was further honored when Top Dog Restaurant was inducted into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame in 2013.

Friends and family who wish to honor Ed may make a donation to Paladin, for the continued care of Christopher Kis, at 4315 E Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN 46360.



Posted 2/6/2018






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