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Elmer C. Wahl dies at 85

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Elmer C. Wahl, of Porter, passed away Thursday evening, January 8, 2009 at VNA Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso. He was 85.

He was born November 1, 1923 in Westchester Twp. the son of Clarence A. and Alvina C. (Brickner) Wahl, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn H. Wahl.

He is survived by his son, Ron (Debbie) Wahl, of Porter; a daughter, Susan K. (Mike) Webb, of Austin; three grandchildren, Eric Jacobs, Josh (Kara) Jacobs, Travis Webb; three great-grandchildren, Aidan, Taegan and Zane; a brother, Edgar (Ruth) Wahl, of Porter; sisters-in-law, Mary Haire, of Chesterton, Louise Huber, of Hartford, Mich. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elmer was a WWII Army Veteran, Demolition Specialist 533, Battle of the Bulge, serving six months in the European Theater of Operations 661st Destroyer Battalion. He was a member of Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Porter. He enjoyed fishing, wood carving and ceramics. He greatly enjoyed collecting, smashing and recycling aluminum cans. He retired from US Steel as a sheerman with 43 years service.

Funeral services, Pastor Erik Bernth officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 100 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter. Entombment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

Memorials may be given to VNA Horton Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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


Posted 1/9/2009