Ed Stefanko, age 79
of Michigan City, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after a
lengthy illness with brain cancer.
his wife Sally Pagels Stefanko of 56 years. His sons include Jim (Stephanie)
of Porter County and three grandsons: Nathan, Nicholas and Ryan. Other sons
include Paul (Sandy) of Union Mills, Peter of Wanatah, Mark of Porter County
and Mike of Porter County.
Preceding him in
death include: brothers Joe of Burns Harbor and George of Florida, as well
as sisters, Helen and Mary and his parents John and Mary.
“thank-you” to Judy and Ray, special friends who helped so much the past ten
He worked at US
Steel for 35 years before retiring. He then had his own Bail Bonding
business for 15 years. He enjoyed reading, fishing and gardening. He was a
member of Calumet Lodge #379 for over 50 years, the Scottish Rite and a
member of the Shrine. Ed honorably served his country for six years in the
Army Reserves and the National Guard.
A Masonic Funeral
service will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 7 p.m. from
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN. The family will
receive friends on Thursday from 3 p.m. until time of funeral service.
Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 N
Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL, 60707.
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