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Services Tuesday for Antonio Cruz Jr.

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Antonio Cruz, Jr., age 78 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019.

He was born on September 23, 1941, in Mexico City, to Antonio and Amalia (Lopez) Cruz, who preceded him in death.

Antonio is survived by his wife, Gloria (Grochowski) Cruz of Chesterton; two sons, Michael (Cate) Cruz of Chesterton, Anthony Cruz of San Diego; three daughters, Christine Cruz, Gloria (William) Price, Amy Cruz, all of Chesterton; brother, Carlos Cruz of Portage; sister, Mary Lou (Francisco) Soto of Chicago; five grandchildren, Taylor Cruz, Gillian Price, Willow Price, Michael Cruz, Mila Cruz; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Antonio was a United States Army Veteran. He retired from U.S. Steel where he worked as a machinist following over 45 years of service. Antonio was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved his community and was an avid supporter of Chesterton High School sports. He was a State Park Little League coach for many years. Antonio also enjoyed his lunch meet-ups with good friends. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears, Bulls and Cubs fan.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Father Jon Plavcan officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 10/17/2019




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