OBITUARY

Donald J Anoskey

March 2, 1931April 17, 2021
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Donald James Anoskey of Crown Point, IN (formerly of Hessville), age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday April 17, 2021. He was born March 2, 1931 in Hammond, IN. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Kathryn (Katie) Anoskey, parents Stacey and Florance Anoskey, and sister Mary Ann Littrell. Survived by sons Mark (Kim), Tim (Bonnie), and Dan (Connie) Anoskey. Grandchildren Nicholas Nowak, Natalie (Mike) Nelleman, Dustin (Rachel), Daniel (Erin) and Donald Worley, Kathryn, Luke, Sam, Craig and Ben Anoskey, 10 great-grandchildren and his comfort dog Bella. Don grew up in Hammond IN. He attended St. Joseph's grade school, Hammond High School Class of 1949, and Indiana University. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Don was a pioneer in the field of computers. He worked as a Computer Programmer prior to the modern IT and PC. He eventually retired from the Chicago Tribune in 1995 as a Systems Analyst. Don was dedicated to his faith and Church. He was a devout member of our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Merrillville. For over 50 years Don was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Connolly Council #1700 in East Chicago IN. During his membership he served in many capacities to enrich his community including multiple terms as Grand Knight. In retirement Don enjoyed traveling with his wife Katie and friends on many trips throughout the United States with the Crown Point YMCA. Woodworking and spending time with his family were some of his favorite pastimes. Don and his wife Katie looked forward to their many trips to visit their family in California and Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held Monday April 26, 2021 (with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church (8303 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410). Visitation will be from 9:00 AM till time of Mass. Entombment will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Masks are required and please practice social distancing

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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Paula Yonke - Kraus

April 25, 2021

Deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad, Don.
I have nothing but fond memories of him and your sweet Mom. They always volunteered to work the festival at the St. Catherine of Siena Carnival and would always come in the school office just to say Hi.
Their smiles were always welcome.
Hold onto all of your special memories, because those are what will see you through your hard days.
Peace & Prayers,
Paula Yonke Kraus

Brian and Sofia Studer

April 22, 2021

Don and Kathy were the best. We had many laughs with them.
They will always be remembered fondly. So happy they are together again. Happy trails.

Roscoe and Cathy Egan

April 21, 2021

We have such fond memories of Don. His kindness, sense of humor, patience and tolerance. I think of him as them: Don and Katie. Wonderful examples for all of us of how to sustain a good marriage, work together, and how to have fun and create fun for everyone. Their faith in God and knowing Jesus as their Savior brings great comfort. Loved them from the moment we met them.

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