OBITUARY

Harold W. Kriss

September 14, 1947February 5, 2019
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Harold W. Kriss age 71, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cheryl Kriss; daughters, Jennifer Hauber, Cara (Paul) Voorhorst, Megan (Bryon) Gearhart and Alissa Kriss; grandchildren, Joella, Lydia, Taylor, Camille, Bryon, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Morgan and Abigail; siblings, Carol (Mike) Zakutansky, Susan Hohrun, Ken (Linda) Hohrun, April Kriss, Candy Kriss and many nieces and nephews. Harold was born on September 14, 1947 to the late Harold and Mary Irene Kriss and was a graduate of Kouts High School and Lincoln Christian University. On June 22, 1968 he married the love of his life Cheryl Parkinson and together they raised four daughters. Harold retired from Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn where he worked in the maintenance department as a carpenter. Harold was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather and will truly be missed by all whose lives he touched. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) with Pastor Dave Maddack officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at chapellawnfunerals.com

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  • Harold W. Kriss age 71, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
    He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cheryl Kriss; daughters, Jennifer Hauber, Cara (Paul) Voorhorst, Megan (Bryon) Gearhart and Alissa Kriss; grandchildren, Joella, Lydia, Taylor, Camille, Bryon, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Morgan and Abigail; siblings, Carol (Mike) Zakutansky, Susan Hohrun, Ken (Linda) Hohrun, April Kriss, Candy Kriss and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Harold W. Kriss

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Karena Keesee

February 14, 2019

To my friend Jen and her loving family, I was blessed to know your dad growing up and so glad I got to see him at thanksgiving this past year. Friends to the end, I love you all.

kelly krout-kirby

February 8, 2019

Cheryl and Family,
Im so sorry to hear of Harolds' passing. My sympathy, prayers, and thoughts are with you all during this time of loss. Have very fond memories of Harold while attending the annual Parkinson Reunion at the Camp in.

Alissa Kriss

February 6, 2019

I am eternally thankful to be my father’s daughter.
He was a good man who consistently showed his values through his actions. I know he believed in working hard and doing what you say you will do, because he always woke up before the sun and got to work early. I know he was generous, because he always over-tipped wait staff at restaurants and gave to his family all that he could. I know he deeply loved me, because he would be sad with me when I was sad and he would be beaming with joy and pride when I was joyful and proud of myself.
We also had fun together, my Dad and I, and these are the times I most often think about. He would let me exhaust him through my quick talk and silly banter, we could play off each other’s sarcastic comments during a ridiculous news story or a bad call in a football game, and we have so many dry-humored inside jokes that no one else (except of course my wonderful Mom and Sisters) can ever understand.

Dad – I miss you already. Thank you for everything.

Cara Voorhorst

February 6, 2019

My Dad was a strong example for his family and others of perseverance, love, hope and strength. He showed me how to love even when it's difficult, he showed me how to give even when you don't have much, he taught me to be others focused, he reminded me that strength comes from within, and when you feel like giving up, just take a deep breath and continue on.
Love you Dad.

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Biography

Harold W. Kriss age 71, was born on September 14, 1947 to the late Harold and Mary Irene Kriss and was a graduate of Kouts High School and Lincoln Christian University. On June 22, 1968 he married the love of his life Cheryl Parkinson and together they raised four daughters. Harold retired from Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn where he worked in the maintenance department as a carpenter. Harold was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather and will truly be missed by all whose lives he touched.