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Service set for Robert Allshouse

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Chesterton resident Robert L. Allshouse died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at the Waters of Duneland Health Care Center in Chesterton. He was 95.

Born on July 18, 1913 in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of George and Cora (Baker) Allshouse. In 1935 in Sharon, Penn., he married Eva Rainey, who survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by sons James R. Allshouse of Ft. Mohave, Ariz. and William H. Allshouse of Denver, Colo.; daughter Carole J.  Frankenfield (husband Roy) of Omstead Falls, Ohio; sister Kathleen Longoria of Texas; grandchildren Brent A. Allshouse (wife Jamie), Bill Allshouse (Darcy), Brian Allshouse (Heidi), Brad Allshouse (Joanna), Linda Waldo (Bruce), Nancy Beckley (Brian), Susan Quinn (Bob), Debbie Tarkane (Mike), Bob A. Allshouse (Sandy), Kathy Ferguson (Charlie), Ed Cray (Brenda), and David Cray (Sue).

 He was preceded in death by his parents, son Robert J. Allshouse, four brothers and two sisters. 

Robert worked at U.S. Steel, retiring in 1972. After retirement, he was a successful entrepreneur in a Canadian restaurant business and the Portage Diary Dip. He was a charter member of the Chesterton Moose Lodge #1623 and a loving husband, father and grandfather who  will be missed dearly. 

 Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Chesterton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Posted 2/5/2009