Larry “The Wiz” J.
Valpatic, age 62, of Porter, Ind., passed away on April 12, 2014 in
Larry was born on
January 25, 1952, in Valparaiso, to Frank and Anne (Worsley) Valpatic, Sr.
He was married to
Laura A. (nee Camery), who survives, of Porter, Ind.
He is also survived
by his sons, Mike (Malissa) Valpatic of Portage, Joseph (Jamie) Valpatic of
Arvada, Colo., Corey Valpatic of Porter, and Jeff (Tama) Chandler of
Chesterton; daughter, Shana Valpatic of Porter; brothers, John (Nancy)
Valpatic and Pete (Sue) Valpatic; sister, Terry (Dave) Woodcock and
grandchildren, Devin, Emily and Ethan Valpatic and Lizzy and Belle Chandler.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and brother, Frank Valpatic, Jr.
Larry served in the
U.S. Army. He was a Castor Operator at Arcelor Mittal. He was a member of
the American Legion Post 170 in Chesterton and a member of St. Patrick
Catholic Church. He was an avid bowler and golfer.
Visitation will be
held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with
funeral services at 5:00 p.m. with Father James Meade officiating at Edmonds
and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Cremation will be
performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind.
may be left for the family at