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Douglas J Vessely

Born: Fri., Nov. 16, 1956
Died: Fri., Apr. 15, 2016


3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 18, 2016
Location: Braman and Bailey Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 19, 2016
Location: Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church

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Douglas J. Vessely, 59 years old of North Judson, In, died Friday, April 15, 2016 in Mishawaka, Indiana .

He was born Friday, November 16, 1956 in Knox, Indiana, Son of the late Woodrow Vessely and the late Marie(Baker) Vessely.

Doug was a chairman of the Starke County Democrat party, Kankakee Valley FOP post 129 where he was the secretary and treasurer. Doug was a member of the Starke County CPT and a member of the Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church in Wheatfield. Doug was also a member of the Starke County Council, North Judson Fire Department and was the Wayne Township Trustee. Doug was the owner of Doug's Restaurant in North Judson and the Avenue Bar in Laporte. Doug enjoyed fishing and being a member of the FOP. Doug loved being the Town Marshall and his police work. Doug's greatest passion in life were spending time with his family, his wife Cindy and his "little daughter" Brittney his dog.

He worked as theTown Marshall Of North Judson.

On August 19, 2000  in North Judson, Indiana he married Cindy Rudd she survives.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy Vessely of North Judson, Indiana, Son, Jansen(Sandy) Rudd of North Judson, Indiana, Daughter, Caleen(Charles) Troup of North Judson, Indiana, Daughter, Tweety(Tony) Bailey of North Judson, Indiana, Brother, David(Laura) Vessely of North Judson, Indiana, Brother, Dan(Mona) Vessely of Ankeny, Iowa, 8 grandchildren 6 great-grandchildren and Brittney his dog.

He was preceded in death by by parents Woodrow and Marie Vessely and sister and brother-in-law Diane and Tom McCallum..

Friends will be received 3-9 PM, Monday, April 18, 2016 at the at the Braman & Bailey Funeral Home, North Judson, Indiana.

Services will be held at Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11 AM with Father Paul Cochran and Rev. Art Good officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Jacobs Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the North Judson Police Department.

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Barbara Ostrega
   Posted Sat April 16, 2016
So very sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We used to love going to Doug's on Friday nites. Condolences to his family.

Cheryl Hodges
   Posted Sat April 16, 2016
My deepest Condolences for the family. Chief Vessely was a honest and sweet man. You will always been in our thoughts and prayers. Didn't know him all that well but he knew my Dad. I would like to think that they will be continue their fishing trips in heaven.
God bless you and your family from mine to yours..

Frank and Jo Anne Vitallo
   Posted Sat April 16, 2016
Our hearts pour out to Cindy and the family. Doug was a great friend he will be greatly missed. We will always hold on to all the wonderful memories we share. Prayers and Love
Frank & Jo

Margaret and Dennis Dalphond
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016
Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man. Doug touched so many lives and was such a wonderful support to our entire community. Please know that we are here for you and anything that we can do to help in any way do not hesitate to contact us. Love all of you and may God hold you in the palm of his hand until you are all together again rejoicing in his kingdom. With deepest Sympathy, Doc and Margaret.

Marla Misamore
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Marla Berg Misamore and John Berg.

Cindy, we are thinking about you and your family in this time of sorrow. Marla Berg Misamore and John Berg

Joan Hershberger
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016
My heart is with you, Cindy, and I grieve for your loss. You are in my prayers, my friend.

Larry and Shelley Rudd
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016
Our prayers and Best Wishes are with you and your family, at this time of loss. We are so sorry for your pain and hope that God can help you find a way to deal with this terrible loss.
Best Wishes,
Larry and Shelley

Larry Rudd
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016

GARDEN PATH was sent by Larry and Shelley Rudd.

Frank and Conni Deli
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016
Our condolences to you all at the untimely passing of Doug. Take care of each other. May he rest in God's Peace.

Murry Hight
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016
I was shocked to hear of the passing of Doug.Although, I have not seen him in several years, Doug was a pleasant part of my life when I first moved to Starke County and for many years after. Condolences to Dougs family and friends.

Chris and Lana Fine
   Posted Mon April 18, 2016
Lana and I send our love and prayers to you and your family. So much enjoyed our dinner in Mishawaka at Ruth's Chris a few years ago with the Indiana National Guard. God Bless and Rest in Peace, Doug. You will be missed.
Chris and Lana Fine
Marshal, Kingsford Heights Police, Retired

Barbara Hucker
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
Cindy, please accept my deepest sympathy. I'm so glad that you have your children close to help you thru this tough time.

Denny Bales
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
Sending condolences from up here in Michigan, I am sorry and shocked to hear about
Doug's passing. The Vessely family has really had more than its share of grief, first
with Linda and then Jeff and now Doug. I am so sorry for all the families. Doug of course
was fun, always with a ready smile and a kind words whenever I made it back into
town. Thoughts and prayers, Denny Bales

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