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Richard Alan Villars passes away at age 71

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Richard Alan Villars, age 71 of Valparaiso, passed away on May 21, 2018.

He was born on December 17, 1946, in Gary, IN, to Albert and Margaret Villars, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sister, Sharon (Mike) Grubb of Chesterton, IN; his nieces: Kristin (Mike) McGrane of Oak Lawn, IL, Katie (Don) Fesko of Dyer, IN, Karyn (Jim) Kicho of Munster, IN, and Keri (Sean) Katzenberger of Zionsville, IN; his thirteen great-nieces and -nephews, and many cousins.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Villars, in 2007.

Dick was a 1964 Chesterton High School graduate. He proudly served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Submarine Fleet from 1964 until 1970, and was stationed on the USS Patrick Henry. He also worked for the National Park Service for many years. While with the National Park Service, he worked for the National Lakeshore and also with the ski patrol. He loved the outdoors and especially loved Lake Michigan.

No services are scheduled at this time at Dick’s request.

Arrangements are under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 5/29/2018




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