William C. Gates, age 79 of Griffith, Indiana, passed away January 20, 2012.
He is survived by a son Kevin (Bridget) Gates, and daughter LouAnn (Jim)
Hopson, both of Chesterton, Ind.; two grandsons, Kevin Gates and Drew
Hopson, both of Chesterton; three sisters, Martha Arvin of Kentucky, Lois
Cahill of Florida and Debra Tuttle, of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents William and Thelma Gates; his wife
of 47 years, Shirley D. Gates and a son, Charles Gates.
William was a lifelong resident of Griffith, Ind.; a member of Teamsters
Local 142 and retired from Gary Transfer. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and
member of American Legion Post 66.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m.. at
Kuiper Funeral Home, 90398 Kleinman Rd. (two blocks south of Ridge Rd.) in
Highland, Ind., with Randy Harrison, Minister officiating. Burial will be in
Chapel Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the