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Robert W. Gollihur Red services Tuesday

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Robert W. Gollihur “Red” of Portage, Indiana, passed away surrounded by his family and friends on August 21, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife Patricia (Holsomback) Gollihur of Portage and children Bill (Heather) Gollihur of Rantoul, Ill., Randy (Lisa) Gollihur of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Richard (Stephanie) Gollihur of Roanoke, Virginia, Bobby (Audrey) Owens of Frankfort, Kentucky, Janet Kwilasz of Valparaiso, Ind. and John (Laurie) Belcher of Chesterton, Ind.; brothers Carl (Lisa) Gollihur of Shorewood, Ill., Rock (Toni) Gollihur of Mesa, Ariz. and John (Rose) Cawthon of Farmersville, Ill. as well as 20 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, very close family friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father Russell Gollihur, mother Laveryle Cawthon and daughter Jacqueline (Jackie) Penland.

He worked for 41 years at LTV Steel retiring in 2001. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who enjoyed golfing, and spending time sharing Christ with his family and friends. He was very involved with his church, the City of Refuge Christian Church in Merrillville, Ind.

Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Pirtle officiating.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 8/22/2011