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Michael E Dudak

August 1, 1935December 30, 2020

Michael E. Dudak, age 85 of Merrillville, IN, went to Our Lord peacefully on December 30, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 ½ years Geraldine (nee Gregorczyk) and 5 loving daughters: Patricia (Jay Robison), Denise (Tom Bobrowski), Jeanette (Paul Thiel), Karen (Tim Cover) and Michelle Bromley. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren, Joseph, Jacqueline and Michael Mohr; Heather and Brandon Robison; Matthew and Megan Bobrowski; Noah and Natalie Thiel; William and Logan Cover; Grace and Grant Bromley. He also was the great-grandfather of Harper, Brecken and Nolan.

Mickey, as he was known, is also survived by his brother Robert (Catherine) Dudak, his sister-in-law Naomi Dudak and brothers-in-law Florian and Richard Gregorczyk and Ed Moravec. He is preceded in death by his parents Michael and Julia Dudak, his in-laws Frank and Virginia Gregorczyk, brother Thomas, sisters-in-law Margaret (Gregorczyk) Moravec and Rosa (Cardenas) Gregorczyk.

A graduate of Froebel High School, he served in the United States Coast Guard and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for US Steel as a supervisor retiring from Environmental Services in 1993.

Although Mike was of small stature, he was large in deed and service, deeply committed to his faith, family, friends and those in need. He served the church since he was a boy and his current parish, St. Joan of Arc. Never at a loss for words or a good debate, he was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Due to the circumstances of the pandemic, a Catholic Mass and Celebration of Life will be held for him at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.KuiperFH.com for the Dudak family.

Services

17 May

Memorial Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

St Joan of Arc Catholic Church

200 East 78th Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410

17 May

Memorial Mass

10:30 am

St. Joan of Arc Cathoilc Chyrch

200 East 78th Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410

Memories

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John Jandura

January 17, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Dudak family on the loss of " Mickey ".
Truly a gentleman and a really great guy. Have known him for a long-long time and can say I never heard him say a bad thing about anybody, instead nothing but positive vibes. May our Lord, Love and comfort his family.
Mickey : Home Safely - Rest in Peace my friend.
John P. Jandura

Jan Adler

January 17, 2021

To the Dudak family. My family (Petroff) lived down the street from you many years ago. My father Peter Petroff often spoke fondly of Mr. Dudak and your family. He was kind enough to come to my father's wake. God Bless all of you. I am thankful you are a part of my life.

Jan Petroff Adler

Laurita Callas

January 15, 2021

Dear Familly:

Laurita and Krissie Callas send you our prayers. He was a very blessed man. We loved the relationship with his wife. I will always remember him cutting grass and taking care of his house.

Cathi Biller

January 15, 2021

Uncle Mickey was a wonderful man who will be missed by everyone who knew him. I always knew I could count on him for a kind word and laughter whenever I saw him. We will miss him dearly and send our love to everyone back home ❤️

Charlene and Mike Kamanaroff

January 14, 2021

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to call your neighbors across the street.
Charlene and Mike Kamanaroff

Judy and Paul Surowiec

January 14, 2021

We extend our sympathy to
Gerrie and family. May your
happy memories bring you
comfort at this time and may
God bless Mickey and all of the
family.

Ray and Dolly Manista

January 14, 2021

We had some wonderful memories of Mickey, especially when we were at Froebel High together. He was a great guy. God bless him. Gerry, my condolences to you and your family.

Robert Adams

January 14, 2021

I would like to express my sympathies to Mickey’s family. I remember watching Notre-Dame football games every Saturday at our American Legion Post 367. Our group consisted of his brothers Tommy, Bob and many others. What wonderful memories these were. God bless Mickey.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY