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Obituary: Carol J. Stipanich

November 5, 1933 – January 4, 2022

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Carol J. Stipanich, nee Barron, age 88, late of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Loving wife of the late Eddie F. Stipanich. Devoted mother of Tommy Stipanich, Sandra Gawlinski, and the late Edward “Chipper” (Gayle) Stipanich. Proud grandmother of Jacob, Samantha, Holly, and Kassandra. Dear sister of Jack (Angie) Barron, the late Edward (Nancy) Barron, late Fr. Wayne Barron, late Ronald (Sherry) Barron, late Joan (late Ray) Anderson, late Willene (late Bob) Hicks, and the late Lovie (late Kurt) McGlashan. Kind aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents William and Ethel Barron.

Memorial Mass Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. Directly at St. John the Evangelist Day Chapel 11301 W. 93rd Avenue, St. John, IN, with Rev. Declan McNicholas officiating. Private inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, place a bet at your favorite casino, in memory of Carol!

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. For more information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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