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Edward J. Jania

May 1, 1926 — March 15, 2018

Age 91, late of Hegewisch, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. Beloved husband of Stella Jania. Loving father of Kenneth (Karen) Jania, Jack (Rochelle and the late Patricia) Jania, Daniel (Kelli) Jania and Eric (Yvette) Jania. Proud grandfather of Lauren, Carolyn, Alex, Justin, Autumn, Harrison, Jacqueline, Edward and Madeline. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents: Wojciech and Eva Jania and siblings: John, Joseph, Mary, Anthony, Anna, Frank, Katherine and Walter.

Edward proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with Two Bronze Campaign Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. Edward was the past commander of Post 272 Fred Schweitzer. He was an avid hunter and fishermen. Edward was a lifelong Cubs fan having played with the Cubs Minor League after his service. He was a proud member of Ironworker Local Union 1 for over 50 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edward may be sent to Harbor Light Hospice.

Harbor Light Hospice
1229 Arrowhead Court
Crown Point, IN 46307

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