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Brian J. Gondeck
June 23, 1944 - August 15, 2018
Brian J. Gondeck, 74, Trail Creek, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at in his home.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation hours will be from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm, Friday in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City and Saturday from 9:15 am till 10:0 am at Queen of all Saints Catholic Church.
He was born June 23, 1944 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Sylvester N. and Herta Ann (Huencke) Gondeck. On September 5, 1964 in Michigan City, Indiana he married Barbara Keppen who preceded him in death on November 7, 2011. Surviving are two sons, Patrick (Rhonda) (Rhonda) Gondeck of Michigan City, Indiana, Timothy (Rana) Gondeck of Trail Creek, Indiana; Six Grandchildren, Madelyn Gondeck, Makaela Gondeck, Megan Zaknoun, Monica Zaknoun, Emma Zaknoun and Joseph Zaknoun along with his dog companion, Titan; He was preceded in death by four brothers, Sylvester J., Donald, Allan and Jean Gondeck;
Brian was a devoted member Queen of all Saints Catholic Church in Michigan City, Indiana for over 50 years. He loved working the annual church festival with his family. He was a Cub master for QAS scout troop for many years and on the Michigan City committee to keep Camp To-Be-Ne-Bee, La Porte County, Indiana from closing. He enjoyed coaching the trail creek baseball teams and helping the players along with being a board member for the Trail Creek Booster Club. He was a member of the Coolspring Township volunteer fire department for over 30 years. His highest passion was singing in the barbershop chorus (s.p.e.b.s.q.s.a.) Inc. He enjoyed bowling, poker, boating, swimming and assisting his son with magic shows. He loved working in his yard and gardening. He also enjoyed building floats for the Michigan City parade. After graduating in 1962 Brian worked at Pullman Standard till the day it closed. After that, he began work at the Michigan City Post Office branch #455 as a letter carrier for nearly 35 years. He enjoyed his fellow workers and especially loved the last 20 years of service with the post office working in Long Beach with the families that he considered part of his own family. While at the post office he was selected to set up the 4 digit zip code for the 46360 area. His biggest passion was caring for this wife Barb and his family and last but not least, a true love to God.
Contributions may be made to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.