Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN


Mitchell Alan Boilek

December 13, 1961March 21, 2020

Mitchell A. Boilek

Passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 with his loving wife by his side. He was 58 years old of Hammond, Born on 12/13/1961 in East Chicago, IN. He was a Graduate of Griffith High School.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Richard Boilek and Sister Natalie Kozial (Frank).

He is survived by his wife Cindi Boilek, of almost 30 years of marriage. His children, Susie (Kenny) Uylaki, John (Alisa) Lamb. Mother, Loretta Maglish. Brother, Richard (Nancy) Boilek. Grandchildren, Johnny, Josh, Alexia Lamb, and Kaitlyn Uylaki. God Parents, Thelma and Glen Matthew. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

He was the business owner of Hydraulic Solutions LLC in Gary, where he took pride and joy in all his work. To all who knew him, he was known as “Papa Fishy”, he was an avid Fisherman, he enjoyed Fishing Tournaments with Angler’s Dream and Illiana Bass Anglers. If you didn’t find him at home or work, he could be found at Wolf Lake. He loved telling his Kids, Grandkids, and anyone he knew about his fishing stories.

He also enjoyed coaching his Grandkids Baseball League, going to many Sporting Games, whether it was Baseball, Football or lacrosse. Best of all he loved providing support, he was their biggest fan. He was a simple man, who had the biggest heart, he would give you the shirt off his back. He loved teaching moments. He will always have a place in our hearts and will be dearly missed.

There will be a Celebration of Life. Date to be determined.


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Steve Rudy

March 27, 2020

Gonna miss being on the water not seeing my friend of so many years working a shoreline weed patch or drop off locked in and concentrating on his craft. Whether fishing a tournament of just practicing Mitch seldom spoke but would instead give a quick nod to say hi and would just keep fishing. At the ramp on the way in we would chat and he would share his day. For those of us tournament anglers in the Calumet Area Mitch was our version of Kobe. RIP buddy. Till we meet again!

Julie Porento

March 27, 2020

We are so very sad to hear about Mitch. He was a wonderful man. I only knew him from fishing but he was a great guy. Rest in peace Mitch, you will be missed.

William G Maywald Jr

March 26, 2020

Sorry for your loss he will be missed by many folks. I had fond memories of fishing and hunting years ago with Mitch and his dog. He was a special man a great teacher. Some of the best times in my life , blessed and I will always have that in my heart. God bless family and friends and may he rest in peace in Gods hands.

Albert Res

March 25, 2020

What to say about Mitch?True friend, honest,always ready to help and most of all a great fisherman. To me he was more than those things he was like my son and my fishing partner for many many years. I will miss him a lot but he and I will continue to fish for fun and in tournaments till my time comes. Love you Mitch !

Jeff Watson

March 24, 2020

Mitch will be missed, he taught me alot and I will never forget him . May he Rest In Peace

Bob Hedrick

March 24, 2020

Wish i was able to say goodbye go a great person he made me grow into the person i am today . We had great time together fishing hunting just kicking back and having a beer i im proud to have you in my life youll be missed thanks for everything Bob

Diane Salatas

March 24, 2020

We were in St. Mary’s together and in the same drivers ed car with Mrs. Dennis. I’ll never forget how big your eyes got when the other girl ran into a side rail off old 30. You were always nice and somewhat of a class clown in St. Mary’s! I didn’t see you at all after high school but it seems like you went on to have a good life. I’m just sad that it was cut short so soon. Thank you for the memories, Mitch! We will be praying for your family because I can see it is a great loss for them. Your classmate, Diane Lindauer