Darren Scott Suroviak, age 58, of Cedar Lake, IN, formerly of Highland, IN, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 surrounded by his loving wife Kim, family and friends. He is survived by his beloved children Brandon Gum (Sara Kish) and Katelyn Gum-Sanchez. He was a devoted and loving Papa to his grandchildren: Kayden Scott, Yasmeen, AJ, and Izaiah. His mother Yvonne Suroviak of Highland, IN, Betty (Richard) Davis, of Martinsville, IN, Janet Suroviak of Crown Point, IN. and his many nephews and nieces held a special place in his heart. Special friends Bob, Mike, Denise, Larry and Jerry were his second family. Darren was proceeded in death by his father, Frank Suroviak, and two sisters, Carol Smith and Terri Nern.
For those wishing to pay their respects, visitation will be Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a Funeral Service at 5:30 p.m. While flowers are welcome, Darren’s primary wish was to establish a college fund for his grandchildren, which were the highlight of his life. Donations may be made directly to the family for the fund.
A graduate of Highland High School in 1980, Darren began his 29-year career in 1982 at the Highland Police Department protecting the town he grew up in and where he made lifelong friends on the force and throughout the entire community. On the police department, he served as a Field Training Officer where he earned the endearing nickname of “Huggy.” After retiring from the force as a Sergeant, Darren continued servicing the community in his second career at NiPSCO. Darren was a Gas Operations Field Supervisor and was extremely proud to work side by side with many talented men and women.
Darren was a diehard Sox fan and loved bantering with his Cubby friends. He was an ardent dog lover and took pride in his manicured lawn.
While Darren never met a stranger and loved going to concerts, his greatest passion was his family, especially his grandkids. Whether people knew him for a day or decades, Darren touched countless lives and will be greatly missed.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com
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