Joseph C. Posavec

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Joseph C. Posavec, 88 of Hammond, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 1/2 years, Dorothy (nee Yazvec); loving father of Steven (Marilee) Posavec of Littleton, CO, Janice (Joseph) Pazanin of Whiting and Joanne Posavec of Fridley, MN; cherished grandfather of Rachel (John) Hernandez of Crown Point and Stefanie (Steve) McInerny of London, England; adoring step-grandpa of Anthony and Sylas Hernandez; proud uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Steven Posavec, Charles Sokal and Louis Sokal; and three sisters: Emma Swan, Fran Murzyn and Bertha Posavec. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 19, 2014, 9:15 a.m. at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Hessville, with the Rev. Charles A. Mosley, officiating; entombment, St. John Cemetery, Hammond; visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Joseph Posavec was born at home on September 9, 1925 in Whiting, Indiana to Stephen and Louise Posavec and was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region. He grew up at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Whiting and spent many years as co-chairman of the annual picnic at the Whiting Filtration Plant. He also helped to design and build the 50 lamb rigs for the picnic. Joe was a WWII Army Veteran. He served in the 1st Battalion, 290th Infantry in the European Theatre. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he sustained injuries and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Joe was a member of the Order of the Purple Heart and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a retiree of the Amoco Oil (BP) Whiting Refinery with a service of 40 years and was a member of the Amoco Oil Annuitants Club. He loved sports and was an avid Chicago White Sox, Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame Fan. Joseph was a friend and helper to all. He helped many of his family and friends build their homes and through the years helped with electrical, plumbing, heating and any other home repair that was needed. He never said no when called upon. Devoted to his family, he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, would be appreciated. (219)659-4400.



Funeral Home
Baran & Son Inc
1235 119Th St Whiting, IN 46394
(219) 659-4400
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Times from May 18 to May 19, 2014
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