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Service set for Robert White

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Robert R. White “Valpo Hot Dog Man” of Morgan Township passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Porter Hospital. He was 82.

Born May 10, 1928 in Valparaiso, he was the son of Peregrine and Elizabeth (O’Connor) White. He attended Valparaiso High School with the class of 1946. Bob began his long and varied career in car sales with E. P. Hubbard in Chesterton, Bob White Chevrolet in LaCrosse, and Shaver Chevy in Gary. He ventured into entrepreneurship with Bob White Shell Oil in Chesterton and finally into his title role as “Valpo Hot Dog Man” for over 20 years.

On August 7, 1948 in Chesterton, he married Dolores Jean Swoverland, who preceded him in death in June of this year.

Survivors include children Randall White (wife Jennifer) of Wetmore, Mich., Jeffrey White of Valparaiso, Cynthia Weideman (Terry) of Valparaiso, Nanette White of Manistique, Mich., and Amy White of Porter; 10 grandchildren Raechel, Randy, Troy, Cassie, Matt, Candice, Austin, Dustin, Ashley and Andrew; and three great grandsons Loki, Odin and Brett-Dorian.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Pat Hollett.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, with Rev. Rod Huber officiating. Burial will be in Angelcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 7 p.m.



Posted 11/29/2010