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Service set for John Gotlund

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John Gotlund of Chesterton passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at The Waters of Duneland. He was 79.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Mae Gotlund of Chesterton; children Barbara Huba (husband Larry) of West Lafayette, Robert Gotlund of Roxboro, N.C. and Janet Leonhard (Matt) of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren Sara, Sean and Corey; four nephews and a niece Ralph, Richard, Tim, Tom and Cheryl.

He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Sophie Gotlund, brother Ralph Gotlund and sister-in-law Donna Gotlund.

Born in Chicago, he was a graduate of Chicago Technical College with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He served in Base Craft in Hawaii and on a Destroyer Escort out of San Diego, Calif.

He worked in plant engineering for a number of companies in Northwest Indiana and Chicago. He came to Indiana in 1972 for the start-up of Continental Can Company in Portage from Oak Lawn, Ill. Early in his career he was involved in writing technical manuals and publications. In his mid career, he was involved in manufacturing equipment operation and maintenance, and near the end of his career, he was involved in computerized maintenance management systems.

He enjoyed traveling, gardening, working out at health clubs, investing in the stock market and shopping. He was a past member of the Society of Plant Engineers, Society of Technical Writers and Editors, Past President and member of Sons of Norway, and Past Chairman of the Indian Boundary Conservancy District.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd Street, Chesterton. There will be a private family service to follow with a burial at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso. The family wishes that memorials be given to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church building fund or the charity of the donorís choice. For more information, call White-Love Funeral Home at 926-1309.


Posted 9/23/2010