Newkirk, 59, of Valparaiso, formerly of Chesterton, passed away on
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 in Valparaiso.
He was born on Oct.
9, 1957, in Gary, to Francis and Jewel (Stout) Newkirk.
He is survived by
his mother; sons, Seneca (Nadia) and Logan Newkirk; daughter, Shannah
Newkirk; brothers, Dan (Carol) and Mike (Julie) Newkirk; brother-in-law,
Bill Ward; and grandchildren, Monika Newkirk, Anthony Opyt, and Jasmin and
He was preceded in
death by his father and sister, Brenda Ward.
from Chesterton High School. He enjoyed woodworking and was a Chicago Bears
fan. He loved his grandkids very much.
A memorial service
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Valparaiso Baptist Church, 612
Emmettsburg Street in Valparaiso.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
will be provided by Heritage Crematory in Portage.
to the family may be made at