Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-869

John Paul Hughes, Jr., 74 of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020.  He was born May 24, 1945 in Gary, IN to John Paul and Margaret Helen (Gill) Hughes, Sr.  John retired from Valparaiso Community Schools, where he taught fifth grade for many years at Hayes Leonard Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Elementary. He inspired many students by investing in their lives. His sense of humor, patience, and ability to make even a stranger seem like a friend made him a joy to be around. He loved and cared for his family, making him an excellent husband, father, brother, and papa.  John is survived by his wife, Janet (Buchko) Hughes; children, Kyle Hughes, Scott (Alisha) Hughes, and Bryan (Angela) Hughes; grandchildren, Preston, Keely, and Kipton; and his brother, Mark “Bud” (Lydia) Hughes.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, James Walter Hughes, Joanna Hughes, and Gerard Hughes.
Cremation will take place at Angelcrest Crematory and a memorial service will take place at the Valparaiso Nazarene Church on Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. The service will also be streamed live at  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Center of Valparaiso.

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