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Henry Cagle dies at age 68

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Henry H. Cagle “Buddy”, age 68 of Westville, Indiana, passed away on July 10, 2011 at his home.

He was born on October 18, 1942 in Huntsville, Alabama to James and Montie (Ross) Cagle who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Helen (Rogula) Cagle of Westville; three children, Barb (Bill) Shukitis of Westville; Vicki (Mark) McWhirter of Portage and John Cagle of Westville; six grandchildren, Bill (Courtney) Shukitis of Valparaiso; Brian (Lynn) Shukitis of Westville; John Woods of LaPorte; Jessica (Doug) McWhirter of Knox; Samantha McWhirter of Portage; Greg (Liz) Betts of Roseville, Mich. and eight great grandchildren, with two on the way.

Also, his brothers and sisters, Vera (Ron) Wingett of Sterling Heights, Mich.; Larry (Kathy) Cagle of Kouts; and several nieces and nephews. Buddy was preceded in death by Joyce (Jim) Hartman.

Buddy worked for Chrysler Corporation and retired with 25 years of service, he was also a member of the Lake Station Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and coached the Lake Station girl’s softball for 15 years.

Buddy was a member of the Westville Lions Club and the Lake County Civil Defense.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind., with the Lake Station Fire Department Chaplain officiating.

Friends and family can visit with the family on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Lake Station volunteer fire department.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 7/12/2011