Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
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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

Rodney Phillip Basiak, 72 of Chesterton, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019.  He was born August 19, 1947 in Gary, IN to Bert and Marguerite (Koschal) Basiak.  Rod was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He worked as an electrician for 47 years at U.S. Steel and as a griever for the United Steel Workers Local 1014, zone 4.  Rod was a member of the American Legion Post 502 of South Haven and attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton.  Rod is survived by the love of his life, Bridgette Drwecki; their daughters, Christine (Matthew) Dalke and Michelle (Julio Cortes) Basiak-Cortes; grandchildren, Jazmine and Junior Dalke, Maddison and Maddex Basiak, and Madden Basiak-Cortes; great grandchild, Paxton; sister, Kathy Karriman; and brother-in-law, Gus Drwecki.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Jo Potts. 
Visitation will be held Monday, September 23, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with a Funeral Service on Tuesday, September 24th at 11:00 AM.  Following services, cremation will take place.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Jude or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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