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) 531-8690

Michael “Mike” Gavelek, 67, passed away in his sleep at VNA Hospice on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in Valparaiso, IN. He was born February 19, 1950, to John and Ann (Guba) Gavelek in East Chicago, IN. On September 20, 1984, he married and remained happily married to Trixie Lee Johnson. Mike spent most of his life working in grocery management and, after retirement, spreading the love of Christ at a nursing home in Valparaiso. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his church community and fishing. When he discovered he had pancreatic cancer, he responded by saying, "I am a child of God, we will worship Him."  Survivors include his wife Trixie; his 2 sons, M. Matthew (Mercy) of Louisville, and Benjamin (Allison) of Indianapolis; 1 brother John (Fern) of Hawaii. Mike deeply loved his extended family, in-laws and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A time of gathering will be held on Friday, February 2, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso, IN. The funeral will be held at Grace Chapel on Saturday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made to Gideon International by calling 1-866-382-4253.

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