Dr. Florian M. Predd, 84, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022.
Florian was born June 9, 1938, at Holy Family Hospital in La Porte, Indiana to the late Adolph and Mary Louise (Wysocki) Predd.
On February 14, 1975, Florian married Christine Stepanek who survives.
Florian Graduated Sacred Heart School and La Porte High School in 1956. He went on to study pre-med at I. U. Bloomington from 1956 – 1959. He graduated I. U. School of medicine in 1963 with a MD degree. He Interned at Marion County Hospital in Indianapolis 1963 through 1964. Florian was drafted into the United States Navy after an internship at Marion County. He served as Lieutenant (USNR) Aboard USS Dewey (guided missile Frigate) division doctor for the Dewey, the USS Claude V. Rickets, and the USS Barney. Florian completed services at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. After his Naval service he completed 4-year General Surgery
Residency at Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis. Dr. Predd began his surgical practice at the medical group of Michigan City where he practiced surgery at both Saint Anthony and Memorial hospitals. In 1978, he began a solo practice of General Surgery in LaPorte, practicing at LaPorte Hospital until his retirement. His hobbies included woodworking and Amateur radio.
Florian is survived by his wife, Christine; his sons, Patrick (Julie) of Canton, Michigan, Joel (Prachi) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Martin of Grand Rapids, Michigan; 5 grandchildren, Trevor, Jack, Aidan, Niam, Mana; sister, Mary Jo Showley of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Predd; brother, Dr. Paul Predd.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home,Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Food Pantry of Sacred Heart 201 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or the donor's choice.
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