Steven Hargarten, 24
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Steven Hargarten, 24, of West Lafayette, passed away August 26, 2013 at home after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Valparaiso to Thomas and Dianne Hargarten. He was a 2007 graduate of Chesterton High School and attended Purdue University in West Lafayette. Most recently he worked as a general manager at Moe's Southwest Grill.
He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Dianne of Valparaiso, his sisters, Bridget (Michael) Beres of West Lafayette and Andrea Hargarten of Lafayette, and his brother, Michael Hargarten of Valparaiso. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, Kylie, Hayden, Caleb and Isabel and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Steven is preceded in death by his grandparents, Nicholas and Julia Hargarten, and Joseph and Zora Simatovich.
Visitation will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN on August 30, 2013 at 9:30 am central time followed by a memorial Mass at 11:30 am He will be laid to rest during a private gathering of his immediate family.
For those wishing, memorial contributions can be sent to the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2013