David E. Rehlander

May 7, 1954 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

David Rehlander Obituary

David E. Rehlander, 69, of La Porte, Indiana, affectionately known to his friends as “Chief”, passed away Monday, January 22, 2024 after a battle with cancer. He was born on May 7, 1954, in La Porte to the late Eugene and Joan (Brenda) Rehlander. 

Chief retired from the South Shore Railroad as a Fiber Optic Engineer. He was a lifelong member of Holy Family Parish in La Porte. 

Chief was blessed with daughters, Mary (Scott) Alfano of Brookston, Indiana and Jordan (Gray) Gordon of Slidell, Louisiana; grandchildren, Cohen and Carsyn Alfano; his former wife, Tammy Rehlander of La Porte; and siblings, Sue (Rob) Spicer of McCordsville, Indiana, Cindi (Tom) Satoski of La Porte, Mike (Mary) Rehlander of Bloominfton, Indiana, and Luke (Vickie) Rehlander of La Porte. 

The family would like to thank Dunes Hospice, especially nurse Taylor and Chief’s good friend Jeff for all the care they provided. 

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. A memorial service will begin at 12 noon following the visitation in the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. 

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January 27, 2024

9:30 AM to TBD
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Memorial Service
January 27, 2024

12:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350


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