Clyde F. Griggs, Jr.

July 22, 2021

Clyde F Griggs Jr. Age 91, a Hobart resident since 1958 passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He attended Lew Wallace high school before enlisting in the US air force and proudly served during the Korean war, active duty date 12/28/1950 – 12/16/1953. He was stationed at an air base in Alaska. He retired from Ford Motor Co. with 32 years of service at the stamping plant in Chicago Heights, IL

 He was preceded in death by parents and 2 brothers James & Harold Griggs.

Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Millie (nee Tatalovich); Sons Jeff (Chris) Griggs & David (Deb) Griggs; 4 Grandsons, Garrett, Jeffery, Joseph, & Alexander; Numerous Nieces & Nephews and by many neighborhood friends that are considered family.

After retiring from Ford, he worked with his long-time friend Ed Duncan in the construction business, for over 20 years driving for supplies and lumber and making sure the crew knew when lunch time was. Clyde loved road trip vacations. He would travel the country visiting friends and family all over. He would bicycle all around Hobart logging hundreds of miles on his bike back in the day. He continued to stay active even as he got older logging miles of walking on his treadmill. He was dedicated to his wife Millie, his sons, and entire family. He was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it.  He also loved his annual trip to Siesta Key, FL every year with family for a week of fun in the sun. He was proud of his Grandsons.

  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice Valpo, 501 Marquette St, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Clyde will be fondly remembered and missed by all.

 Visitation will be held Monday, July 26, 2021 from 3 to 7pm at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft St, Merrillville. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 27, 2021 beginning at 11am at the chapel, with Rev Allen Wright, officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, (219) 736-5840.

Visitation

July 26, 2021
3pm to 7pm
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

July 27, 2021
11am
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128