Timothy M. Gajdik
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Gajdik, Timothy Michael "Big Country" Age 33 of Chesterton, passed away June 7, 2012. He was born June 6, 1979 in Valparaiso, IN to Bobbie Dean Gajdik of Chesterton and Carol Bagnell-Kucek of Portage, who both survive. He is also survived by his mother of heart Jackie Miller, sisters: Laurel Ann Eris of North Carolina, Tova Renee (Eric) Eliason of Malden, IN and Kim (Chase Spitka) Eich of Laporte. Brother, Jeffrey Allen Miller of N.Liberty, IN; uncles: Michael D. (Mindy) Gajdik and Timothy Nelson, aunt; Laura Marie Smolnicky of Hessville, IN, nephews Andrew, Landon and Jayce and nieces Kaitlyn and Aalliah, best friends Matt Kyle of Chesterton and "Hammer" of Michigan and all his friends at Whistle Stop; Glen and Maggie. He was preceded in death by his uncle and namesake, Timothy Lee Gajdik and parental grandparents Michael and Eula Gajdik. Timothy graduated from Chesterton High School and was employed by Sun Steel Corp. as a carpenter and framer. He was a member of the Portage Jaycee's and gave of his time in many ways, including; Christmas food distribution, Christmas Shopping tour for kids and the Haunted House Project. Tim had a great rapport with kids and enjoyed setting up and participating in events for them. He enjoyed dirt biking, camping, ATV racing, and was a great fisherman and motorcycle enthusiast. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10:00am, at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN. Burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland, IN. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Tim's family. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.EE-FH.com.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Jun. 12, 2012.
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June 10, 2014
It's been 2 years and 3 days. Thank you for teaching me how to live without reservation. I miss the **** out of that.
Nat Finn
May 23, 2014
I spent some time with Big Country a few years ago, he was a great friend and even though our time together was short I wouldnt change it for the world. I love and miss him and our conversations all the time. So sorry to the family my prayers will always be with you.
Stephanie Smith
June 8, 2013
I didn't know you well, but I know you left this earth way too soon. And I think Harley Charlie needed someone on the Other Side to meet him. Bob, I hope you find peace & comfort knowing you have 2 very special guardian angels watching over you.
Susie Hill
June 8, 2013
hope your still causing trouble wherever your GREAT "spirit" led you to. maybe it has been you being the cause of my troubles. lol i really hadnt seen you in years but will always remember your big country goofy-ness. always wanting to make people laugh n have a good time. RIP my brother.
phil hamstra
June 7, 2013
Can't believe its been a year. Miss u buddy.
Brandon collins
June 7, 2013
Well buddy I can't belive it's been a year already !!! You are truly missed !!! R I P buddy!!! One day we will be hanging out again!!'nn
Dave Mathews
June 7, 2013
Happy one year in Heaven...think about you every single day...miss you and love you my friend
Nikki Keil
June 7, 2013
Country, we grow up together. We were brothers. I have so many memories of the hell we use to raise and the fun we had. Still hard to believe you're gone. Love Ya brother.
Michael Farrington
June 7, 2013
Still thinking of you!!
June 7, 2013
Its been one year that u have been in heaven smiling down on all of us. I think back to all those good conversations we have while I cut your hair and still laugh. May u rest in peace and enjoy that beautiful ride up there
June 7, 2013
Love you, Timmy
Rachel Barnard
June 7, 2013
You are missed by all who knew you
Dawn Ormsby
June 6, 2013
Tim you had a one-of-kind personality! Sometimes when I think back on our past I can't help but to laugh at some of the silly things you did! I truly believe you are still creating laughter where you are now! Love ya always
Crystal Reagan
June 6, 2013
It's been a year and we still miss and love you so very much. Happy Birthday buddy, we'll see you again soon! <3 <3 <3
Jay & Bo
May 11, 2013
I love and miss you my son...
See ya later

~Love Dad
Bob Gajdik
June 17, 2012
R.I.P Tim and god bless....let u ride with pride
william hughart
June 15, 2012
I'll always remember u ...u won't be forgotten Tim
shawn miller
June 15, 2012
Tim im going to miss u sooooo much! I'll never forget when u first moved in by mom's me, you and tova have so many memories growing up! You could always put a smile on my face im going to miss that so much. Till we meet again love u tell my dad hi you'll love him he is a great man! LOVE U ALWAY'S AND FOREVER!!!!!!
Autumn Hack
June 14, 2012
you was a great young man thats life was taken away from us we wil always have you in our heart tim may you now rest in peace & forever more until we all meet again
kathy devault
June 13, 2012
god Bless Him in Heaven...
sandi huff
June 13, 2012
Heidi Coronel
June 13, 2012
You lived ife to the fullest, we will always remember you, Tim. I love you & will miss you and ALWAY, ALWAYS will remember you. I love you Uncle Gidgy<3
Karson Nowacki
June 13, 2012
June 13, 2012
I will always rememer you enjoyed your smile. You will be missed.
June 12, 2012
June 12, 2012
You'll forever live in my heart,mind&soul. I'll always&forever cherish the 20+yrs of memories I have both with u & of u. Forever my teddy bear with a HUGE heart and Country,u will forever be my "gidgy"<3<3<3
June 12, 2012
You will forever be in our hearts. Though your life was cut short, your spirit will live on forever our friend. We will miss you as will many!!! Love you forever...Jason and Bo
Bonita Blanton
June 12, 2012
You are a great friend Tim ill always love and care for you I miss you.... I wish things could have ended different rest peacefully
June 12, 2012
I will always remember the little boy at YCare many moons ago with a big smile. Rest in Peace Timmy. Sandy & Terry Carpenter
June 12, 2012
I love ya Timmy!! Will miss you bunches, I will remember all the good times we have had over the past 12 years that I have known you!! R.I.P. Big Country!!! My prayers are with your family!
Lori Tolson
June 12, 2012
I'll miss who you REALLY were. R.I.P Dude Danny Britzke & Family
Danny Britzke
June 12, 2012
I love and Miss you very much Tim.
MeriJean Ramirez
June 12, 2012
You are gonna be missed by so many! You were a great person and you always put a smile on someone's face! Love you Tim!
Mandie Becker
June 12, 2012
Rest In Peace, brother rider.
Paul Allen
June 12, 2012
One of the best feiends Matt has ever had and so supportive of me...sooo funny and the most beautiful blue eyes ever...love you! rip my friend ;)
Nicole Keil
June 12, 2012
RIP Big Country! You will be so missed!
Glenn & Maggie
June 12, 2012
u will be missed by so many people! U were a great person and a great friend! RIP buddy!
Jami Wells
June 12, 2012
I will miss you, Country. RIP and ride that motorcycle in the sky! Until we meet again
June 12, 2012
My dearest brother, we will miss you tremendously. You have a special place in our hearts and always will. We know that you will be watching over all of us each and everyday. We love you! You have touched each and everyone of us in many different ways, we are so grateful to have shared many memories with you!! We will meet again. I love you! Love always, Your Little Sister
Tova Eliason
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