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

Richard A. Chess, 73, of Valparaiso passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born February 12, 1944 in Michigan City, IN to Florian & Elizabeth (Woodward) Chess and graduated from Valparaiso High School. Richard made his career with McGill’s/Emerson Manufacturing Bearing Division for 34 years retiring in 2007. Survivors include his wife, Paula Rae Chess, son, Scott Chess of Illinois, step-sons, Doug (Angela) Vandermolen & Steven Vandermolen, grandchildren, Hannah Vandermolen & Douglas Vandermolen, Jr., brother, Col. William Chess, USAF retired, and sister-in-law, Martha Fane. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Lindsay Burrell.
A visitation will be held Monday from 12 noon – 1:30 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 1:30 pm, Rev. David Kovalow-St. John officiating and private burial at Graceland Cemetery.

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