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John Robert Satka

January 28, 2022

John Robert Satka


After a long journey with Multiple Myeloma, John “Johnny” “JR” “Pops” Satka gained his angel wings on January 28th, 2022, surrounded by family in his home. He is survived by his children, Ryan (Hana) Satka and Stefanie (Charles) Riley; grandchildren, Colie Satka and Carter Riley; father, John Satka; brother and best friend, James (Debbie) Satka, sister, Lori (Lou) Klimaszewski; former wife, Julie McAdams; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta Joyce Satka; grandson, Kandon Riley; and grandparents, Henry (Louise) Satka and Steve (Mary) Puskos.

Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, John graduated from William A Wirt High School in 1974. As a lifelong Northwest Indiana resident, he spent most of his working life in the steel industry, with several of those years at Kenwal Steel. John had a love for fishing and spent many years traveling with family to Spooner, Wisconsin. He liked to spend any time possible outdoors and cruise on his motorcycle around town. On a hot day, he would often cool off with a glass full of Crown Royal or a Long Island Iced Tea. He enjoyed Thursday night bowling leagues at Camelot Bowl and rooting for his Dallas Cowboys on Football Sundays. John had a deep love for his grandchildren and often said they were the reason he continued to battle hard on his journey. John was known for being fiercely passionate, affectionate, and the life of any party! He touched everyone he encountered and will remain in our hearts until we meet again.

A memorial visitation will be held at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory - Hobart/Portage 370 N. County Line Road Hobart, IN 46342 on Thursday, February 10th from 3:00 PM -7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by visiting https://www.lls.org.

Memorial Visitation

February 10, 2022
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel Hobart/Portage

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

T 219-940-3791
F 219-940-9794