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Jack Webber services Wednesday

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Jack R. Webber, age 82 of Porter, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011 at 5:05 a.m. at the VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Jack was born May 29, 1929 in Mulberry, Kansas to the late Elmer and Mable (Spoonhour) Webber.

On January 6, 1951 in Michigan City, Indiana, he married Pearl "Pat" Walker who survives in Porter.

Also surviving are daughter Carol (John) Faber, Wheaton, Ill.; two sons, Steven (Amy) Webber of Naperville, Ill. and Mark (Cindy) Webber of Porter; seven grandchildren, Kelly Bland, Jeffrey Faber, Christina Faber, Brian Webber, Melissa Webber, Kyle (Jocelyn) Webber and Nicole Webber; one great-grand-daughter Macaela Webber; two brothers, Robert Webber of Blue Springs, Missouri and Billy Webber of Portage and sister-in-laws, Pauline Webber, Valparaiso; Lee Pliske, Dorothea Smith and Mary Jane (Bill) Haas, all of Michigan City. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Webber.

Jack graduated from Jackson Twp. High School in 1947 and was employed at E.J. Basler Co., Chesterton. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. As Sergeant he worked at Battalion Headquarters at Camp Rucker, Alabama. He was Vice-President and Loan Officer at First Federal Savings Bank and retired after 38 years as Loan Officer at LaPorte County Community Bank. He was a past member of Moose Family Center #980; past member of Chesterton Moose Lodge #1623 and John Franklin Miller American Legion Post #37. He was very active with the former Michigan City United Way. He enjoyed family vacations, watching sporting events on TV, especially golf. He enjoyed playing cards with friends he graduated with from high school. He cherished his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City with Chaplain Craig Forwalter officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to the time of service in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City. The John Franklin Miller American Legion Post #37 will conduct a Memorial service Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel and will conduct a full military service Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Franciscan St. Anthony Health, Michigan City, The Waters of Duneland, Chesterton and the VNA Horton Hospice Center, Valparaiso for the tender, loving care they gave Jack.

Contributions may be made to the Porter Volunteer Fire Department, 550 W. Beam Street, Porter, IN 46304 or to the VNA Horton Hospice Horton Center, 2804 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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Posted 7/5/2011