Stephen Craig Rees, age 69 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 31, 1951 in Valparaiso, IN to Thomas and Betty (Gustafson) Rees, both of whom preceded him in death.
On July 14, 1979 in Hobart, IN, he married the love of his life, Melissa Rees, who survives in Valparaiso, IN. He is also survived by his loving children: Danette Maldonado (Carl McWhirter) of Hobart, IN, Andrew Rees of Chesterton, IN, Casey Rees of Chesterton, IN, and Samantha (Mark) Noto of Chesterton, IN; his adoring grandchildren: Amanda Zemlik, Zachary Daggett, Nathan Maldonado, Kayla Rees, and Ari Noto; his treasured great-grandchildren: Cohen Cherepko, Dexter Daggett and Oliver Zemlik; his sister, Sherry (Ed) Eames; his niece, Kristie (Zach) Pyles; and his nephew, Mike (Michelle) Rees.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, David Rees.
Stephen was an electrical engineer and worked at Bethlehem Steel/Arcelor Mittal for 41 years.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St, Chesterton, IN. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Per Porter County Government mandate, only 25 people are allowed inside the funeral home at a time.
Masks and social distancing are required at all times inside and outside the funeral home.
Following the service, there will be a celebration at the Chesterton Moose Lodge 1623, 602 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com.
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