John W. Palko, 67, of Chesterton passed away Friday, April 1, 2022. He was born June 29, 1954 in East Chicago to Alfred & Edith (Oaks) Palko and graduated from Hammond Clark High School in 1972. John made his career with LTV/Arcelor-Mittal Steel for 42years, much as a Crane man, retiring in 2014. He had been a member of First Christian/Crosspointe Church in Chesterton and enjoyed golfing & bowling.
On November 1, 1975 he married Sheree Dianne Davis who survives along their children; Steffanie (Kale) Heibult of Zionsville, Amber (Tom) LaGard of Valparaiso & Adam (Jessica) Palko of Denver, CO, siblings, Richard (JoAnn) Palko, Carl (Crystal) Palko & Theresa Kiszka, his mother-in-law, Shelby Jean Davis, brother-in-law, Joel (Kim) Davis and grandchildren; Lillian, Landry, Benjamin, Hudson, Hazel, Ellington & Silas. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Raymond H. Davis.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 10 am - 12 noon at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 12:00 noon and burial to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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