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Douglas Ian Moodie service set for Tuesday

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Douglas “Doug” Ian Moodie, age 71 of Burns Harbor, Ind., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

He was born in Luton Bedfordshire, England, on August 23, 1942, to Marjorie (Floyd) and Thomas Moodie.

On April 19, 1969 he married the love of his life, Ann Lee Oberg, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Michigan City, Ind. They have two loving children who survive, Thomas (Thomasina) Ian Moodie and Lee Ann (Adam) Leady. Also surviving are three adoring grandchildren, Anna Daisy, Ian Adam, and Elsa Rose Leady.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Malcolm Moodie.

Douglas completed his degree in metallurgy and an apprenticeship with the Rolls-Royce Company. He came to the United States in 1963 and worked as a sales manager in metal packaging for Crown Cork & Seal for thirty years.

At age ten he traveled around the world, even living in New Zealand for one year. He loved traveling back “home” to England and visiting Ann’s family in Sweden. His greatest joy was traveling and vacationing with his grandchildren.

Douglas proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1966. He loved his adopted country and became a U.S. citizen in 1970. Doug was most proud of his family and enjoyed wonderful times with them. His home was his “castle” and he was talented in remodeling, woodworking and could fix anything. He loved to hunt and fish with his son, son-in-law and grandson. Doug was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the family is grateful for all the prayers and support. The family also gives many thanks to Michiana Hematology Oncology in Westville, Ind., and V.N.A Hospice.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2050 W 1100 N Chesterton, IN 46304. Officiating will be Pastor Erik Grayvold and Pastor Thelma McGill-Cobbler.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Edmonds & Edmonds Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s memory can be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

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Posted 8/1/2014