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Theodore A. Emigh dies at 79

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Theodore A. Emigh, age 79, of Michigan City, Ind., formerly of Chesterton, died Friday, August 8, 2008, at St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City.

He was born on August 23, 1928 in LaPorte, the son of the late Virgil Emigh and the late Ada (McPherson) Emigh. He lived most of his life in the Michigan City, LaPorte, area.

On September 20, 1953 in LaPorte, he married Betty McAllister, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Michele (Robert) Zeese of Chesterton; three sons, Michael (Rosemary) Emigh of Michigan City, Mark (Christine) Emigh of Mill Creek, and Brett Emigh of Rolling Prairie.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Lynn (Tim) Czizek, Jennifer (Bobby) Whiteneck, Mallory Emigh, Theodore Emigh, Anthony Zeese, Elizabeth Zeese, Tyler Emigh, Jamie (Kim) Baldwin, Chuck (Lisa) Baldwin, Greg Downey, Brian (Alexis) Downey; seven great-grandchildren, Jesse Baldwin, Holly Baldwin, Parker Czizek, Hunter Whiteneck, Heydon Whiteneck, Breyden Downey, Logan Downey and one sister, Sherry (David) Jones of Rolling Prairie.

Mr. Emigh was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 21 years and retired in 1985, was a member of First United Methodist Church in Michigan City. He was a Veteran of the US Army during the Korean War, member of the Masonic Lodge, Life member of V.F.W. #1130, he served as a color-guard in the VFW. He coached Little League Baseball, he enjoyed the Chicago Cubs and loved his family very much.

Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, where Pastor John Hall will officiate a funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. Interment will be at Patton Cemetery in LaPorte. A Military Service will be conducted by the VFW Post #1130 at the Patton Cemetery, LaPorte.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 11 and from 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, at Haverstock Funeral Home, until time of service.

A Masonic Lodge Service will be held at 7:30 PM Monday, August 11, 2008 at Haverstock Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, 2301 Ohio Street Michigan City, Ind. 46360 or donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at:


Posted 8/11/2008