Charles E. Croach Jr.

November 3, 1939January 1, 2014
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Charles E. Croach, Jr., age 74 of Dyer, IN passed away January 1, 2014. He is survived by daughter, Dawn (Jim Brilmyer) Croach of St. John, IN; two sons: Robert (Karyl) Croach of CA and Paul (Sherry) Croach of Highland; grandson, Brian Croach and granddaughter, Kimberly Croach both of CA; one sister, Yolanda (Bill Butler) of FL; many nieces and nephews; and loved by Mandi, Munchkin, and Boo. Preceded in death by his wife, Carol (nee Hausenfleck); parents: Charles and Margaret Croach Sr.; and aunt, Laura Spencer. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (two blocks south of Ridge Rd.), Highland, IN with Rev. Geraldine Colvin officiating. Burial Lowell Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Charles was a member of Unity Church of Northwest Indiana, a veteran of U.S. Navy, and retired from Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (Blue Island, IL (yardmaster).


  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2014

Charles E. Croach Jr.

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January 27, 2015

Thank everyone for thoughts and prayer.

George and DeeDee Lopez

January 14, 2014

Paul we our so sorry to ear about your dad,He was a wonderful person who would do anything for anybody.He is up in heaven with your mom watching over you and your family.We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Bill Randolph

January 11, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I enjoyed working with him all those years on the IHB. Many funny stories and great memories. We were unable to make it to the service due to the weather. We now live in Michigan. We're going to miss a great guy.

Lori Mroczek

January 8, 2014

Prayers hugs and peace during this difficult time.

Floyd & Pam Millsap

January 7, 2014

We worked with Charlie at Blue Island. He was one of a kind and dearly loved by all.

Rick Burk

January 5, 2014

I worked with your dad on the IHB. I also saw him at the Thursday lunches. Your father was one of the good guys. Charlie will be missed.

Cathy Beard

January 5, 2014

Dear Bob, Dawn, and Paul, I am so sorry that I am not able to be with you today. You have my deepest condolences. Cathy Beard (Sabo)

Laura Lynn Verbich

January 5, 2014

I worked with your father at BlueIsland yard, he was a gentlemen. You are going to be missed on Thursday luncheons. R.I.P.

Jo Ann Tipton

January 5, 2014

Dear Dawn, Bob and Paul, I am so very sorry for your loss. Hope that being together will bring you comfort during this time and to be able to celebrate a life well lived. Lifting prayers for you all, Jo Ann Tipton

Yolanda Butler

January 5, 2014

Dawn,Paul,and Bob, I bet you didn't know that your dad carried the American flag at our baby sisters funeral. He wore his Boy Scout uniform. Cheryl Lynne passed in 1949. That took real courage. His heart was broken with the loss of our brother Roger in 1973, He had his faith to get him through. All three of us learned about Jesus at Riverside church. Today I am using my faith John 3:16 to get me through the passing of Chuck. I wish I could be there but the weather and mu health won't permit it. Love your Aunt Yolanda