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Obituary: Edward “Eddie” Ayala

September 13, 1965 – June 28, 2023

Edward “Eddie” Ayala, age 57, of Dyer, IN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 after a courageous battle against cancer. Loving husband of Christine Mikula Ayala, nee Japkowski. Devoted father of Emaleth D. Mikula, Jarred E. Ayala, and Jacob M. Ayala. Dear brother of Victor (Lana) Ayala, Michael Ayala, Thomas (Lori) Ayala, Felix Gutierrez II, late Rosa (Felix) Gutierrez Sr., and the late Lupe (late Joe) Tapia. Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Tomas and Maria Ayala nee Mitre.

Eddie was a car enthusiast, he loved his cars, and belonged to the Regional Car Club of NWI, and the NW Car Enthusiast Club. In honor of Eddie’s memory feel free to bring your favorite ride. Ed was truly loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Memorial visitation Sunday, July 9, 2023, from 3 – 8 p.m. with a vigil service to be held at an undetermined time at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Joshua James Schutte Foundation, appreciated. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

Smits Funeral Homes
Smits Funeral Homes
We are a family-owned business providing compassionate, professional end-of-life care. We handle all the details during a difficult time, so you can focus on the things that matter. We understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. Call our main office at 219-322-7300 to find out more about the customized services we can offer your family when the time comes.