Michael R Chavez

October 11, 1986June 9, 2013

MICHAEL R. CHAVEZ GRIFFITH, IN Michael R. Chavez, age 26 of Griffith, IN passed away June 9, 2013. He is survived by his son, Ayden; parents: John and Rita Chavez of Schererville, IN; one sister, Vanessa (Matt) Yukinis of Indianapolis, IN; grandparents: Ramon and Eulalin Chavez of TX. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM Directly at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Houck officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Friday June 14, 2013 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (two blocks south of Ridge Rd.), Highland, IN. Michael attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He was employed at B.P. Refinery in Whiting, IN.


  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2013

Michael R Chavez

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Cynthia Hoffman

June 19, 2013

Dear Rita and the entire Chavez family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your son, Michael. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. It is my hope that years of fond memories will ease your pain and provide comfort. May God be with you all.

Matt Figi

June 18, 2013

Rita and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I never had Michael in class, but knew and appreciated him. He always brought a smile to my face. I hope that all of your wonderful memories will help you make it through the coming weeks and years.

Thomas & Lynn Drapac

June 16, 2013

John and Rita, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our family will keep Michael, Ayden, Vanessa and you in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you during this difficult time. Our love and prayers go out to you.

Dina Leftakis

June 16, 2013

So sorry to hear about the loss of your precious son. My sincerest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

June 15, 2013

John and Rita,
Both Jill and I are very sad to hear of Michael's death. Zack told us yesterday.
We offer our condolences to your entire family. Bob and Jill Cooke

June 15, 2013

Dear John and Rita,sorry about your loss,may God give you and your family lots of strength during this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pete and Rosemarie Padilla.

Angel Flores

June 14, 2013

Deepest sympathies to the Chavez family. May the Lord provide you the strength to cope with his loss. God bless. Gone too soon but not forgotten

Jeff R.

June 14, 2013

Dear Chavez family,

I am so deeply saddened to learn of your loss. May God always give you strength through these times.

Tommy & Carrie Edwards

June 14, 2013

Through our tears and saddness we are praying for you and your family during this time. We pray that you would find comfort in Christ and Him alone.


June 14, 2013

To John & Rita,

I am sorry to hear about your loss of your son. May God be with you through these trying times. I could not even begin to wonder how it feel, but yet God will help you through this. I was very fond of Michael, as well as his family here at BP. We will miss his outgoing and energetic personality. We hope the golden boy is keeping up the pace as always. We will miss you Michael!

Ethel Gilley (Maintenance Scheduling, BP Whiting, Indiana)