Keyak Sr., Michael A.
Age 69, formerly of Hobart, and recently a resident of Cape Coral, FL, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014. He was born on March 10, 1944 in Gary to the late Joseph and Mary (nee Lamitz) Keyak.
Mike graduated from East Gary Edison High School in 1962. He excelled in sports and was the Captain of the football team where he played both ways the entire game. He was a defensive tackle, offensive tackle, and fullback. Whenever they needed a couple of yards, or were on the goal line they gave it to Keyak. He was also on the baseball team, making All-Conference.
After high school he attended Indiana University, Bloomington. Mike heard the call of duty, and put school aside to fight for his country. He joined the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He served in Vietnam from 19661967.
After returning from the war, he joined the family business, Triangle Steel Corp., where he worked for 42 years. He co-owned the business with his brother Joseph Keyak. Mike retired in 2009 as President of Triangle Steel Corp. He loved to play golf and go fishing. He was a lifelong member of the Marine Corps League (Howling Mad Detachment). He was formerly Senior Vice Commandant and started the Honor Guard. Mike believed that anyone who proudly served their country in any branch of the military deserved a proper military funeral.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn (nee Spencer) Keyak of Cape Coral, FL; son, Michael Keyak of Youngstown, OH; brother, Joseph Keyak of Cape Coral, FL; sister, Judith Keyak of South Pasadena, FL; sister, Barbara Livingston of Clearwater, FL; many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral service Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point with Rev. Dan Richwine officiating. Interment in Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Friends may visit with Mike’s family at Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point, on Friday February 7, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Marine Corps League. www.burnsfuneral.com Semper Fi.