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Robert Steven "Botch" "Diehard" Szoke, Jr
Birth: Jun. 1, 1975
Death: May 27, 2008

Robert Steven Szoke, Jr. "Steve", age 32, passed away on May 27, 2008.

Steve was a graduate of Thornton Fractional North of Calumet City, IL, Class of 1993 and a graduate of Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL Class of 1998.

He formerly served on staff with Cross Point Christian Church in Sugar Grove, IL.

He was a former Youth Minister of Town & Country Christian Church in Crown Point, IN, Maple Lawn Christian Church in Joliet, IL and Christian Church of LaHarpe, IL.

Steve was Founding Pastor and Minister of Impact Christian Church of Merrillville, IN and Trustee and High School Week Dean of Lake Region Christian Assembly (Camp LRCA).

He was the Founder, Professional Wrestler, and Promoter of FirePro Wrestling of Merrillville, IN and was a fixture of the Pro-Wrestling scene all throughout Indiana and Illinois wrestling for many different federations.

He was an avid and creative artist and had a deep and passionate love for his Impact Christian Church family and for developing a safe place for people to come and learn about God.

Impact plays host to many different functions including Pro-Wrestling shows, Tae Kwon Do, and Sunday Night Ignite, a Christian teen worship service.

Steve had a love for God and for people and loved bringing the two together.

He is survived by his wife, Candy (nee Mullens) Szoke of Crown Point; daughter, Jada Szoke age 7; his parents, Robert & Lorraine Szoke of Crown Point; Sister, Sarah (Brian) Lowery of South Elgin, IL; Brother in-Law, Cortney (Nicole) Mullens of Flora, IL; niece, Josie Mullens age 5; Mother-in-Law, Christina Mullens of Flora, IL; Grandmothers, Katherine Brooker of Elmhurst, IL and Merle Szoke of Riverton, IL, and Aunt, Linda Brooker of Elmhurst, IL.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. Rev. Lance Hurley officiating.

Interment at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point, IN.

Friends may meet with the family at Burns Funeral Home, on Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family, Impact Christian Church or Camp LRCA 
 
Burial:
Maplewood Historic Cemetery
Crown Point
Lake County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: May 29, 2008
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