Chesterton Tribune



Visitation Wednesday for Adolf Navarro, age 75

Back To Front Page


Adolf Navarro of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on September 5, 2020, due to complications of coronavirus. He was able to be near his children, and expressed a final good-bye with a tear before passing. He was 75.

Adolf was born on January 26, 1945, to Jose Navarro and Carmen Navarro (Vega) in East Chicago, Indiana. The family moved to a farm in Chesterton, Indiana, when he was very young and he spent the remainder of his childhood there, attending Chesterton High School in its first year. He worked at Inland Steel for many years and had many jobs there, from foreman to fork lift operator. He lost a finger on the job and spent the rest of his life making up stories about how he lost it, to the delight and horror of his audience.

Adolf was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. Family was the most important thing to him, followed by friends that were like family. Anyone who knew him knew his infectious laugh, his charming smile, and his incredible stories. For this reason he was a very popular man, able to find someone he knew almost anywhere, or make a new friend anywhere he went. He was a lifelong Cubs fan and held a deep love for baseball. He was a fast pitch baseball player himself, and excelled in any and every sport, from golf to basketball to bowling he bowled three 300 games, and may even still hold a record for the fastest wrestling pin at Chesterton High School. His athleticism was not confined to sports he was also an amazing dancer and an excellent and frequent scuba diver. He truly loved life, and actively sought happiness. He loved a good vacation, a good meal and good company. He was good company.

He is survived by his three children and their spouses - Kristin Navarro-Vitoux and Danny Vitoux, Tony Navarro and Libby Ziegele Navarro, and Camille Navarro Silberman and David Silberman; his grandchildren, JT Navarro, Sidney Silberman and Phoebe Silberman; his sisters and brothers Connie Solano, Juanita Padilla, Elvira Resendez, Raul Perez, James Navarro, Joseph Navarro, and Eliseo Navarro, and their children.

He is preceded in death by sisters and brothers Rudy Solano, Irene Gonzalez, Mary Theresa Miller and Lupe Perez.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. A Time of Sharing for family and friends will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Private interment will take place at Chesterton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 9/8/2020




Search This Site:

Custom Search