Stephen Michael Reifeiss(1942 - 2014)

STEPHEN M. REIFEISS VALPARAISO, IN Stephen Michael Reifeiss, 71, of Valparaiso, formerly of Chicago, passed away Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at the VNA Hospice Center. He was born November 19, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to August F. and Mary Alice (Parke) Reifeiss. Steve graduated from Thornton Township High School and the Chicago Police Academy. He enjoyed traveling, going out for breakfast, and watching movies alone or with family, especially John Wayne flicks. Survivors include his companion of the last 15 years, Helen Wiersma; children: Catherine "Katie" (James) Moleski of Valparaiso, Dawn Vincent of Key West, FL, Jennifer (Michael) Davidove of Chesterton, Staci (Joseph) Lauricella of Oak Forest, IL, and Jessica (Dustin) Green of Kankakee, IL; brother, James Reifeiss of San Diego, CA; grandchildren: James, Jared, Jacklyn, Jordyn, Gibson, Abigail, Alec, Samantha, Cecelia, Marley, Luke, and Claire; three great grandchildren; and his best friend, "Ranger", the Yellow Lab. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Stephen M. Reifeiss, Jr. in August of 2013; and a brother, Michael Reifeiss. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso at 12:00 noon with visitation from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County.

Funeral Home

Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-0535

Published in The Times on Apr. 3, 2014