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Stephen M. Mihalso

August 1, 1947 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Stephen Mihalso Obituary

Stephen M. Mihalso, 76 of Whiting, passed away peacefully on the early morning of Friday, February 23, 2024 at Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL. He was the beloved son of the late Steve “Boots” and Ann (Romanovich) Mihalso; cherished brother of Carol (Ken) Lukasik; beloved uncle of Jennifer (Ed) Klapak and the late Karen (Scott) Lauerman; dear great uncle of Reagan Klapak.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, 9:30am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, with the Rev. Mark R. Peres, C.PP.S., officiating; interment, Monday, March 4, 2024, 1:00pm, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL; visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Parish Wake Service, Thursday at 4:30pm. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com

Steve Mihalso was born on August 1, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community. He was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1965 and was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving on the USS Davis. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., BR. 81, the American Legion, the USS Davis Assoc. (past vice president), Mended Hearts (Community Hospital, past president) and was a retiree of the Lever Bros. Co. (Unilever), Hammond, with a service of 42 years. Devoted to his family, Steve will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60060 or the Vietnam Memorial Foundation, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201, would be appreciated. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 29, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Parish Wake Service
Thursday
February 29, 2024

4:30 PM
Baran Funeral Home
1235 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394

Funeral Service
Friday
March 1, 2024

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

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
March 1, 2024

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1849 Lincoln Ave
Whiting, IN 46394

Internment
Monday
March 4, 2024

1:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Rd.
Elwood, IL 60421

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