Dr. Victor Contri, 73, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in his home.
He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Hugo and Millicent (Obradovich) Contri.
Dr. Contri graduated from Merrillville High School, Indiana University and IU School of Medicine with honors. In 1976, he moved to Michigan City to work in the ER at St. Anthony Hospital and later opened his private family practice there.
On Aug. 18, 1972, in Merrillville, Indiana, he married Sue (Daugherty) Contri, who survives.
Also surviving are his five children, Victor H., William, Karin, Michael (Amelia) and Carolyn (Doyle Martin) Contri; one grandson, Noah Contri; one sister, Teddy (Ron) Thompson; one sister-in-law, Susan Contri; one nephew; several nieces; and his dog, Bear.
Preceding in death were his parents; and one brother, Nickolas Contri.
Cremation has taken place. Per Dr. Contri's request, a private family ceremony will take place at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, at a later date. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, 219-362-3100, is caring for the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Amedisis Asera Care Hospice, 808 Vale Park Rd., Suite 200, Valparaiso, IN, 46383; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123; or Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL, 60601, in memory of Dr. Victor Contri.