EDWARD CHARLES TILKA, JR. GRIFFITH, IN Edward Charles Tilka, Jr., age 67, of Griffith, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012. He is survived by his children: Edward C. Tilka III (Roberto Vazuez) and Robert (Barbara) Tilka. He is also survived by his siblings: Marion (Verlin) Larson Belcher, Kenneth Tilka, Dawn Tilka Teeter, Jack Tilka, Jill (John) Schulte, Kim Tilka, Tom (Barbara) Tilka, Tim Tilka, and Gayle Taylor; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN with Father Charles Niblick officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 18, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Mr. Tilka worked in finance and at one time had his own business. He was a true lifetime fisherman and enthusiastic planner of fishing trips. Ed studied the history of Native Americans and had an extensive historical library. He was a great chef as all his family and friends can testify. Ed will be missed by all, including his beloved dog, Toast. Donations may be made to the Calumet Area Humane Society. www.burnskish.com
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Published in The Times on May 18, 2012