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CROWN POINT, IN - Eugene "Gene" Matkowicz, age 86 of Crown Point, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

He is survived by wife of 60 years, Dorothy; daughter, Gayle (Jeff) Bowen; three grandchildren: Abby Bowen, Emily (fiance Chris Demaree) Bowen, and Matthew Bowen; niece, Nancy (John); two nephews; Paul and Walter Collard. Preceded in death by two sisters.

Gene was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was a former member of the B.P.O. Elks, Hobart Lodge and Management Club. Gene was a graduate of Hammond Tech High School, Class of 1951. He was a retired supervisor from Boiler Shop at Inland Steel for 37 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Family and friends may gather at PRUZIN & LITTLE FUNERAL SERVICE, 811 E. Franciscan Dr., Crown Point – please be advised of road construction on S.R. 55 just north of the funeral home on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. from PRUZIN & LITTLE CHAPEL and 10:00 A.M. from St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 E. Joliet St., Crown Point, with Rev. Pat Kalich officiating. At rest, Maplewood Memorial Cemetery.

Please visit www.pruzinfuneralservice.com to express online condolences and view online obituary.

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