Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Stephen Michael Reifeiss, 71, of Valparaiso formerly of Chicago passed away Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at the VNA Hospice Center.  He was born November 19, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to August F. & Mary Alice (Parke) Reifeiss, graduated from Thornton Township High School and the Chicago Police Academy.  Steve enjoyed traveling, going out for breakfast, and watching movies alone or with family, especially John Wayne flicks.  Survivors include his companion of the last fifteen years, Helen Wiersma, his children: Catherine “Katie” (James) Moleski of Valparaiso, Dawn Vincent of Key West, FL, Jennifer (Michael) Davidove of Chesterton, Staci (Joseph) Lauricella of Oak Forest, IL, Jessica (Dustin) Green of Kankakee, IL, brother, James Reifeiss of San Diego, CA, grandchildren: James, Jared, Jacklyn, Jordyn, Gibson, Abigail, Alec, Samantha, Cecelia, Marley, Luke & Claire, 3 great grandchildren and his best friend “Ranger” the yellow Lab.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Stephen M. Reifeiss, Jr in August of 2013 and a brother, Michael Reifeiss. 
Following cremation a memorial service will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso at 12:00 noon with visitation from 10 am – 12 noon.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County. 

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