Ivan Etchason died Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Waters of Duneland
Health Care Center in Chesterton. He was 75.
Born in Gary on August 15,
1933, he was the son of Homer and Sylvia (Kayler) Etchason. On July 21, 1960
in Porter, he married Lavonne A. Charlson, who preceded
him in death on May 31, 2005.
He is survived by children,
Cindy Moore (husband Leland) of Frazee, Minn.,
Christopher Etchason (wife Karla) of Valparaiso, and
Raymond Etchason (Karen) of Valparaiso; brother Robert Etchason (wife Mae)
of Chesterton; sister Olive Etchason of Danville, Ill.; grandchildren
Jennifer Acevedo (Antonio) of Minnesota, Matthew Moore (Tina)
of Minnesota; great grandchildren Antonio Acevedo Jr., Tanyon & Maya
Moore, all of Minnesota.
addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents,
brothers Arthur and Donald, and sisters Marlene and Edith.
worked for NIPSCO as a gas service man. He was involved in Liberty Township
little league and the Cub and Boy Scouts. He was also an avid fisherman.
A funeral service will be
held on Monday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 E. Co.
Rd. 1100 N. Chesterton, with Rev. Erich Fickel officiating. Interment will
be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. A visitation will be held on Sunday
from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway,
Chesterton, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of
service at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.