Donald R. Henry, of Michigan City, formerly of Chesterton, passed away on
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 in Valparaiso. He was 59.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1948 in Coal Grove, Ohio to the late Charles Joseph
and Betty (Walters) Henry.
He was married for 27 years to Darlene Henry, who survives in Michigan City.
He is also survived by his son, Donald R. (Merri) Henry Jr. of Waterloo, Ohio
and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Edward K. of Ironton, Ohio and
Charles D. of Columbus, Ohio.
Donald has lived in the Porter-LaPorte County area for 38 years. He worked
for Bethlehem Steel, currently Arcelor-Mittal, for 38 years. He was a member
of the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation and the United Steelworkers Union
#6787. He was a veteran of the US Navy SeaBee unit Navy Mobile Construction
Batallion 62 based in Gulfport, MS. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in
Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral
Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Cremation will follow at Heritage Crematory,
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation, PO Box 657,
Gulfport, MS 39502. www.ee-fh.com