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Gayle Hlista

December 17, 2021

Gayle M. Hlista (nee McCay), 68, passed away on December 17, 2021, in Merrillville, IN. Gayle was born on February 21, 1953 to Rose (nee Frankovich) and Walter “Bud” McCay in Hammond, IN. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and wife. She was loving, compassionate and kind. She was also a successful business owner, real estate agent and dealer at Majestic Star Casino. Her favorite things to do were to spend time with her family, cook and write. She loved drinking coffee, corona beer with lime and coca-cola. She also occasionally made her family pina coladas. Whenever she had the chance, she would sing and dance to Elvis Presley or the Beatles.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher Hlista; children: Jennifer Biro and Amber Kowal; sister: Linda (Rob) Marvel; eight grandchildren: Amanda Biro, Ashley Biro, Alayna Biro, Sara Biro, Cody Biro, Alyssa Kowal, Eric Kowal and Justin Fowler; two great-grandchildren: Ashton Marvel and Kailena Kowal; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rose; father, Bud; sister, Diane Smith; and brother, Dennis “Denny” McCay.

Friends and family are invited to visit from 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 22 at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 370 N County Line Rd, Hobart, IN 46342. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23 at 10 a.m. at the chapel. Pastor Chad officiating. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Christopher Hlista in care of the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel. for further information please call 219-940-3791

Visitation

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Hobart/Portage

370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN 46342 VIEW MAP

T 219-940-3791
F 219-940-9794

Service

Thursday, December 23, 2021
10:00 A.M.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Hobart/Portage

370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN 46342  VIEW MAP

T 219-940-3791
F 219-940-9794