Chesterton Tribune



Victor 'Vic' Milcoff passes away at age 76

Back To Front Page


Victor (Vic) Milcoff, 76 of Porter, Indiana, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2019 after enjoying abundant visits by family and friends.

He was born on February 5, 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Christo and Elizabeth (Gulyash) Milcoff who preceded him in death. He was the 11th of 14 children and was preceded in death by siblings, George, Julie, John, Mary, Leo, Betty and Donald.

Vic is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Debra (Debbie) Milcoff; children, Rhonda (David) Williams of Chesterton, IN, Lynette (David) Ryan of Peachtree City, GA, Michael (Barb) Milcoff of Noblesville, IN; grandchildren, Suzanne, Jennifer, Katelynn, Elizabeth, Jackson and Michael; siblings, Richard (Mary) Milcoff, Gloria (Ronald) Young, Chuck (Shirley) Milcoff, Roger Milcoff, Ruthie (Gene) Skwiat and Ronald Milcoff; and many nieces and nephews.

Vic attended New Carlisle High School. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Vic retired from Bethlehem Steel with 30 years of service and owned and operated Budís Bar in South Bend. Vic was a longtime member of the VFW and Westchester Menís Horseshoe League. Vic was active, on the go, and lived life to the fullest. As a youngster, he played baseball with The Animals, was a Drag Racer and Demolition Derby Driver. He looked forward to family vacations, hunting trips to Pennsylvania with friends, watching a race, cheering on his favorite sports teams, and breakfast with his Bethlehem Steel Retiree friends. He enjoyed visiting with his friends at Aaronís. Whether singing, playing guitar, dancing, or buying the next round, he knew how to have fun. He enjoyed helping someone who needed a hand. Whether you wanted to build an igloo or ice-skating rink, needed a ride, or a car repair, learn how to tie your shoe, drive, parallel park or skitch. He was the man for the job and he gave it his all.

Victorís mother, Elizabeth, instilled the importance of maintaining a close knit family that was always there for one another. There were countless gatherings of this enormous family including spouses and children, often in noisy cramped quarters, filled with love, laughter and support. Vic enjoyed hosting events for family and friends and cherished these relationships, especially with his wife, Debbie and their dog, Libby. Vicís grandchildren said Grandpa could fix anything with Band-Aids, Chapstick, Butter Rum Lifesavers, a ďhankyĒ and a Craftsman screwdriver. They fondly recall Grandpa Vic taking them to Six Flags and riding roller coasters the entire day. He played a mean game of badminton, gave a thrill ride on the parkís tire swing, rode bikes with them and took the grandkids fishing where GRANDPA would bait the hooks.

He touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

A celebration of life will be announced at a future date. Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

To leave online condolences for the family, please visit


Posted 1/3/2020




Search This Site:

Custom Search