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

Ewald Stefans, age 89 of Valparaiso passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.  He was born December 26, 1929 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Stefan and Helen (Kraska) Skrzypczak.  Ewald finished his 40+ year career as a self - employed contractor, having started his working career as a mason with Crouch-Walker Masonry and then with Berglund Construction.  He was a member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union Local 21. When not working he enjoyed fishing and camping in Canada.   On June 29, 1957 , in Chicago Heights, he married Marilyn Harms who preceded him in death in 2003.  Ewald is survived by his sons; Kurt (Kathy) Stefans of Valparaiso and Erich (Lisa) Stefans of New Lennox, IL, 6 grandchildren: Karin, Kyla and Karl Stefans, and Mitchell, Joshua and Jacob Stefans. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Skyline Memorial Park Memorial Center in Monee, Illinois with Rev. Erica Gibson-Even officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Memorials in Ewald’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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