Dennis L. Valade,
age 72, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in
Dennis was born in
Hammond, IN, on June 21, 1946, to Donald L. and Mary Louise (Grabner) Valade.
Dennis is survived
by his wife of 50 years, Judith (Wittmann) Valade of Chesterton; daughters,
Deena (husband, Peter) Pidrak of Valparaiso; Victoria (husband, Erik)
Odegaard of Dyer; grandchildren, Shannon and Anthony Pidrak and Matthew and
Nicole Odegaard; and brother, Edward (wife, Sandy) Valade of Lansing, IL.
He was preceded in
death by his parents;, brother, Anthony Valade and sister, Donna Jean
Dennis is a U.S.
Marine Corp veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He spent 15 years
actively skydiving and working for Ironworkers Local 395. Dennis also worked
as a police officer for the Village of Lansing for 20 years. He then worked
at his family business Valade Heating & Cooling. Inc., until he passed. He
was a member of the Orak Shrine of Michigan City, Masonic Lodge and the
Arcadia Lodge in Lansing, IL. Dennis was a private pilot, he loved to fly
and used his passion working with the Orak Shrine to fly burn victims for
treatment. Dennis was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in
will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway,
Chesterton, IN, 46304.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held Friday, December 28, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN.
Memorials may be
made to St. Patrick Catholic Church in the form of Masses.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com