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Fred R. Strezo

August 1, 1945 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 76)

Obituary

Fred R. Strezo, 76 of Hammond, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 surrounded by his family, at his residence. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Judy (nee Anthony); loving father of Barb Tonkovich, Fred R. (Julie) Strezo, Cynthia (Victor) Denys and Anthony (JoAnne) Strezo; cherished papa of Jared and Travis Priester, Dustin and Christian Tonkovich, John, Peter and Kalaya Holland, Briah, Freddie and Colton Strezo, Max and Hannah Denys, Anastacia, Emily and Elizabeth Strezo; adoring great papa of Aurora Preister; dearest brother of Peter (Linda) Strezo, Marge (late Bob) Zubay and the late Robert Strezo; dear brother-in-law of Lorraine (late Burton) Tiemersma, Arlene (late Joseph) White and Tony (late Peggy) Anthony; proud uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 10:15am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00am at St. Casimir Church, Hammond, with the Rev. Eduardo Malagon, officiating; cremation to follow; visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00pm; parish wake service at the funeral home on Sunday at 5:00pm. (Due to the current health situation, face masks must be worn, social distancing is expected). Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.

Fred Strezo was born on August 1, 1945 in Hammond, Indiana to Peter and Grace (Gasparik) Strezo and was a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of  George Rogers Clark  High School, Class of 1963 and was a member of St. Casimir Church, Hammond. He was a former employee of Gulf Oil and had earned his real estate license. Fred enjoyed hanging with his buddies at Sportsman’s Corner, antique cars, working puzzles, playing sudoku and above all spending time with his grandchildren. Devoted to his family, Fred will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
October 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Funeral Service
Monday
October 18, 2021

10:15 AM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
October 18, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Casimir
4340 Johnson Avenue
Hammond, Indiana 46327

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