Ed Kis, 74, Long
Beach Indiana, passed away on February 5, 2018, in Michigan City at The
Arbors, after a valiant fight with cancer.
Ed has chosen to be
cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be scheduled at The Spa at a
He was born July
18, 1943, in Gary, to Edward and Betty Kis. He is survived by his Mother,
Betty Kis and devoted partner Jeanne Hoyle, her sons and families, his sons,
Matthew, Arizona and Christopher, LaPorte. He is also survived by his
brother Robert (Linda) Kis, Crown Point, sister-in-law Linda Kis, Sarasota,
Florida, and nephews Jay Kis, Dunedin, Florida, and Anthony Kis, Crown
He was preceded in
death by his father, Edward Kis and brother, Gary (Skip) Kis.
Ed was a longtime
Long Beach resident and very active in the community. He began his
restaurant career at the young age of 9 working alongside of his father. He
then ran restaurants of his own among them were SOBís in the Crown Point
Jail and Lighthouse Restaurant and lastly he managed Great Lakes Catering
and Top Dog Restaurant in Michigan City. He was an early proponent of
downtown revitalization and served as President of the Michigan City
Mainstreet Association and was a founding force in the Mainstreet Farmers
Market. He was very proud to have both Great Lakes Catering ranked as the #1
LaPorte County catering company for more than 15 years and Top Dog
Restaurant named #1 Hot Dog. He was further honored when Top Dog Restaurant
was inducted into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame in 2013.
Friends and family
who wish to honor Ed may make a donation to Paladin, for the continued care
of Christopher Kis, at 4315 E Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN 46360.