Richard “Rick” Van
Loon, age 69, lifelong Chesterton, IN, resident, passed away Saturday, April
2, 2016, after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer.
Rick was born in
Valparaiso, IN, on November 1, 1946, to Harry and Mary (Wiseman) Van Loon,
who preceded him in death.
Rick is survived by
his wife, Gayle (Stefanko) Van Loon of Chesterton; sons, Corey Van Loon of
Westville and Scott (wife, Abby) Van Loon of Wheatfield and grandchildren,
Lillian and Austin; brother, Rudy (Michelle) Van Loon of Wilmette, IL;
sister, Judy Wilson of Prescott, AZ, and nieces, Kristen and Casey.
Rick retired from
NIPSCO in 2003. He was a former bowler and an avid golfer. Rick enjoyed some
of his time in retirement being a starter at both Robbinhurst Golf Course
and Sand Creek Country Club.
Visitation will be
held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016, with a V.F.W.
service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, April 9,
2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517
Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
Services will be
held on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take
place and interment will be held at a later date at Calumet Park Cemetery.
may be made to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW,
Rochester, MN, 55905. or American Lung Association, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea,
to the family may be made at