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David Edwards dies at 79

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Former Chesterton resident David James Edwards died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. A resident of Park Forest, Ill., he was 79.

He is survived by a daughter, Tona Beach.

He was preceded in death by a long-time companion, Lorrayne Banghart; and by two brothers, Arthur Edwards (the late Lillian) and Bill Edwards (Jane).

He was a grandfather, a cherished uncle and great-uncle, and a friend to many.

David, a former longtime resident of Chesterton, was a retired carpenter. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps (1951-53) and received the National Defense Medal.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home and Crematory, 50 Westwood Drive in Park Forest. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service.

For information call (708) 747-3700 or visit the guest book on line at


Posted 2/4/2010