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Richard H. Whitlow dies at 67

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Richard H. Whitlow, of Long Beach, Ind., formerly of Chesterton, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2008 in Chicago, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 67.

He was born Jan. 9, 1941 in Gary, the son of Marjorie and Charles F. Madison, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Aug. 22, 1964 in Gary, he married Barbara Krochta, who survives in Long Beach.

He is also survived by children, Richard and Elizabeth Whitlow of Valparaiso, Diane and Tim Smith of San Francisco, Calif. and Suzanne and Zack Tilden of Fishers; grandchildren, Adam, Lauren, Frederick and Mia Whitlow in Valparaiso and Jeremiah and Quincy Smith in San Francisco; a brother, Lee “Skip” (Barbara) Whitlow; a sister, Judy (Evan) Johnson; sister-in-law, Joyce Krochta; nephews, David (Heather) Whitlow, Greg (Jeanne) Whitlow, Bryan Johnson and Brett Johnson and numerous great nieces and great nephews; aunt Pat Whitlow and many cousins, all of whom he loved tremendously

Richard was a 1959 graduate of Calumet High School, Gary, and 1964 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. A member of the Chicago Board of Trade for more than 30 years, Dick relished working with his son, Rich, daily for the last several years. Also, he was previously involved in the founding of the Chesterton High School Athletic Boosters and the 500 Club.

In recent years, “Pop” loved spending time with his grandkids and took great joy in watching their ball games and activities. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed snow skiing and water skiing. He was a big fan of IU basketball. Dick and Barb enjoyed traveling having embarked on many memorable trips with their family over the years, including recent trips to Mexico, Calif. and Italy. He was a member of the Masonic Order and Scottish Rite.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St., Chesterton.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at White-Love Funeral Home. Donations may be made to LaLumiere School or a charity of the donor’s choice.

For more information, call White-Love Funeral Home at 926-1309.


Posted 4/7/2008