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Arthur Eugene Foor, 1919-2010

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Arthur Eugene Foor, born October 15th, 1919, at rest July 4th, 2010. He is together again with his loving wife who preceded him in death earlier this year.

Art was a graduate of East Chicago Roosevelt H.S. He attended Indiana, Purdue and Valparaiso Universities and was a lifelong Indiana resident in Rochester, Whiting, Gary, Merrillville and Chesterton.

Art married Marguerite Marie (Kondrath) Foor on April 18th, 1942. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mardie, of 68 years; his son, Craig Foor and his parents, Osee Foor and Dessie Batonie (Hodge-Foor).

Art is survived by his children, Rand (MaryJo) Foor, Keith (Karen) Foor, Kathleen Foor, Candice (Mike) Moore, Rick (Tracy) Foor and Kimberly (Ken) Crowell; brother, Robert (Betty) Foor and sister, Madeline (late William) Guillaum. He had 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Art was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, where he was an instructor, an MP, a communications specialist, and part of the initial landing of troops in Japan. He was actively involved as a Boy Scout leader and Little League Coach. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Art retired in 1982 after 43 years service from Inland Steel Corporation where he was a Foreman in the Power, Steam and Combustion Department, retaining friendships made and respect from and for his many co-workers. Art was the first employee to reach 51 paid suggestions at Inland Steel. He was a member of the Toastmasters Club and the Golden Times Club where he served as a board member for several years. Art became an avid gardener and made his own wine from his grape vines.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Online condolences may be made at www.ee-fh.com

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Posted 7/6/2010