Alex J. Dziepak, 88, of Equality, formerly of Hammond, Ind., passed away at his home 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1924, in East Chicago, Ind., the son of Andrew and Polly (Krochmal) Dziepak. He married Freddia Mae Clark on Nov. 9, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 2004.
Alex served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired as a maintenance superintendent fo the Champion Commercial Industries in East Chicago, Ind. Alex was a faithful member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church, Equality Chapel. He was also a 49-year member of the American Legion Post 369 of East Chicago, Ind.
Alex is survived by two daughters, Nancy and Ronald Colbert of Equality, Christie Gutherie of Chesterton, Ind.; two sons, Terry and Mary Dziepak of Crown Point, Ind., Roger Dziepak of Equality; one surviving brother, Tony and Phyllis Dziepak of Schererville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Roger and Millie Dziepak, Mindi and Jared Abney, Jacqueline Dziepak, Kevin Dziepak, and Charles Christopher Gutherie; four great-grandchildren, Alex Dziepak, Tommy Dziepak, Cole Abney, and Cale Abney. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five sisters, Julia Barsic, Lillian Cheranko, Rose DeBold, Mary Fogle and Sophie Zurawski Nesbitt; three brothers, George, Stanley and John Dziepak.
Visitation will held 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the St. Kateri Catholic Church, Equality Chapel. Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with Father Steven Beatty officiating. There will be a grave side service at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Calumet City 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, with military rites by the American Legion Post 369. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be made at the website, www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com. Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality will be in charge of arrangements.