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

H. John Chael, 100 of Kouts, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was born December 13, 1919 in Kouts to Herman and Caroline (Schroeder) Chael. John graduated from Kouts High School in 1938 and was a player in the first South County Basketball Tournament in 1937. John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December of 1941 and served 4 years in World War II, most of the time in the South Pacific Theater, on the islands of Tinian, Guam, Tarawa, Hawaii, and Saipan, where he earned a Purple Heart.  On August 1, 1947 he married Maxine Jante, who preceded him in death in 2016. He is survived by their sons: Jerry Chael of Pahrump, NV, David Chael of Hammond; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and brother, Richard (Annette) Chael. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons: Robert and Donald Chael; daughter in law, Delight Chael; 3 sisters; 1 brother; and a great granddaughter.  John was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kouts, the American Legion Post 301 of Kouts, and 2nd Division Marine Corps. He was employed by Standard Steel Spring Corp. of Gary, and Kaiser Aluminum Corp. of Wanatah, from which he retired in 1983.
A visitation will be held on
Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 507 S. Rose Ave., Kouts, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the church.

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