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Services Wednesday for Helena Pishkur, 80

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Helena Pishkur, age 80 of Valparaiso, IN passed away on January 4, 2018.

She was born on January 17, 1937 in Gary, IN, to Edmund and Martha (Kantarowski) Klazura.

Helena is survived by her children, Doug Pishkur, Jimmy Pishkur, and Cindi (Rudy) Reyes, all of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Rachael Scarborough, Jessieanna Espinosa, and Donald Reyes; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Pishkur; sister, Lillian Pesdan; and brother, Edmund Klazura.

Helena was a lifelong area resident and worked for many years as a secretary. She was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage. Helena was a devoted mother. She enjoyed card games, especially playing Pinochle with family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, IN, 46368. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, IN.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, and on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m., at the church.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 1/8/2018




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