Steve Vidmich

Steve Vidmich, age 92, of Pompano Beach, FL passed away on February 28, 2014. Born and raised in Gary, IN where he graduated from Tolleston High School in 1940. In 1942 he joined the Navy and served during WWII on the USS Healy (DD-672). He is a charter member of the WWII National Museum in New Orleans, LA. He and wife Evelyn (Ziulkowski) moved to Detroit, MI. Steve worked at GM for thirty-five years as a senior engineer. He moved to Pompano Beach in 1990. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn; parents: Stephen and Suzanna Vidmich; three brothers: Joseph, George and Frank; three sisters: Elizabeth Barbick, Elsie Stassen and Kathryn Wologo. He is survived by his wife, Claire Paul; daughters: Susan (Wayne) Teper and Denise (Greg) Dickerhoof; three grandchildren: Peggy Stefanko, Erin Fischer and Elliot Dickerhoof; two great grandchildren: Nathan and Zachary Stefanko. A private ceremony with cremation to follow was held in Florida. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held in Indiana at a later date. Please visit:


Funeral Home

Kuiper Funeral Home
9039 Kleinman Road Highland, IN 46322
(219) 923-7800

Published in The Times on Mar. 5, 2014