Chesterton resident Robert Anthony “Gus” Lobsiger, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 29,
2009, at his home.
He was born July 8, 1947, in Gary. He was preceded in death by his father,
Robert M. Lobsiger, and is survived by his mother, Una Jean Cooper of
On Nov. 27, 1967, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton, he married
Bonnie Darling, who survives in Chesterton.
He is also survived by a son, Bryan Lobsiger (Robin Johnson) of Chesterton;
a daughter, Erin Lob-siger (Steve Stanek) of Chesterton; two grandchildren,
Tekodah “Kody” Lobsiger and Ariana Sone, both of Chesterton; a brother,
David (Cheryl) Lobsiger of Chesterton; and two sisters, Tina (Dr. James)
Read of Dune Acres and Susie (Joel) Blum of Martinsville, Ind.
Gus was a 1965 graduate of Chesterton High School and attended North
Manchester College and Valparaiso University. He worked at Mittal Steel on
the pickler line with 30 years of service and was a paratrooper in the 431st
Quartermaster in the U.S. Army Reserves. For 12 years Gus coached the
Duneland Soccer Club and love to watch his son play soccer and to travel to
Chicago and Boston to see his daughter run marathons. He was a loving
husband, a wonderful father, and a wonderful grandfather.
Funeral services, Pastor Jane L. Aicher officiating, are scheduled for 11
a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100N in
Chesterton. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St. in Chesterton and from 10 a.m.
until the time of service Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Memorials may
be made to an educational fund being established for Gus’ grandson, Kody.
For information call 926-1309.
Some names of relatives were omitted from the recent obituary for Robert
He is survived by his mother-in-law Josephine Darling of Chesterton.
Also, by sister-in-law Lorna Darling of Crown Point and brother-in-law
Darrel Hoover of Chesterton, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family deeply regrets these unfortunate omissions.