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Bruno Lipniskis dies at 85

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Bruno Lipniskis, of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007 at VNA Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso. He was 86.

He was born Dec. 20, 1920 in Ontario, Pa., the son of Alexander and Dorothy (Davis) Lipniskis, both of whom preceded him in death.

On May 30, 1948, in Chicago, he married Jean Kempa, who survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by three sons, Terry (Rose) Lipniskis, Richard Lipniskis and Paul (Vickie) Lipniskis, all of Chesterton; seven grandchildren, Adam Waldier, Courtney, Taylor, Bruno, Lee, Sarah and Renee Lipniskis, all of Chesterton; a brother, Robert Yates, of Harrisburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Polly Krol; brother-in-law, Ted (Delores) Kempa, all of Christopher, Ill.; nephews, Roger and Robert Kardash and nieces and nephews, Joe, Ben, Jimmy, Chuck Lipniskis, Phylis and Joy, residing in Pa. and Ill.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Helen Kardash and brothers, Ben, Andrew and Charles Lipniskis and Eugene Yates.

Bruno was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1942-1945 and was a retired NIPSCO supervisor. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton. He was a former member of Chesterton Moose Lodge #1623. He was an avid golfer and bowler.

A Mass of Christian Burial, Fr. Terry Bennis officiating, will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, with a Prayer Service at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to St. Patrick School or to VNA Horton Hospice Center.


Posted 7/3/2007