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

Robert L. Kolada, 64 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2018.  He was born July 8, 1953 in Calumet City, IL to John and Helen (Eichkoff) Kolada.  Bob made his career at Lever Brothers in Hammond as a Maintenance Mechanic and retired in 2011.  He enjoyed riding his Gold Wing motorcycle, working in his machine shop, tools, woodworking, traveling, camping, and most of all, being with his family.  Bob will be remembered as a proud American, who was easy going, helpful, hardworking, and honest, with a good wit and sense of humor.  He will be dearly missed.  On September 18, 1981 in Lansing, IL, Robert married Barbara Segal, who survives, along with their children: Bob (Alice) Kolada of Chicago, Ben (Tove) Kolada of California, Brian Kolada of Valparaiso, Bradley (Liz) Kolada of Chicago, Becky (Jerry) Kolada of Louisiana; siblings: Toni Cwiklinski, John (Mary) Kolada; in-laws: Jim (Barb) Segal, Patti (Chris) Lash; and mother in law, Esther (the late, Casey) Segal.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Bill.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 12 noon to 3:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso.  Cremation will follow at Angelcrest Crematory with a private interment of ashes at a later date at Angelcrest Cemetery.  In lieu of plants and donations, Bob requested that friends spend time with the ones they love and share a meal together instead.

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