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Robert F. Walko

May 10, 1936 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Robert F. Walko. Age 85 of Whiting, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 at his residence. He was the beloved son of William and Emilia (Skovran) Walko and was preceded in death by five siblings, Marlene (late Luverne) Straka, Arnold “Barney” Walko, William Walko, Jr., Julian O. (late Claire) Walko and Emily (late Bert, Sr.) Woess; cherished uncle of Bert (Regina) Woess Jr., Eileen (Paul) VanKavelaar, Dr. Christine (Michael) Leahy and Julie (Daniel) Tomczak.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:30am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. Mark R. Peres, C.PP.S., officiating; interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond; visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00am to time of services. (Due to the current health crisis, face masks are encouraged in the funeral home and at the church and social distancing is expected.) Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.

 

Robert Walko was born on May 10, 1936 in Whiting, Indiana and was a lifelong resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community. He was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1955 and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting. He was a former employee of the Inland Steel Co., East Chicago as a Heat Recorder and was a US Army Veteran. Devoted to his family, Robert will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1849 Lincoln Ave., Whiting, IN 46394, would be appreciated. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 10, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 10, 2022

10:30 AM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Memorial Mass
Thursday
March 10, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1849 Lincoln Avenue @ 119th Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394

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