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Richard Coleman, Sr., services Wednesday

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Richard Coleman, Sr., age 81, of Michigan City, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at St. Anthony Hospice in Michigan City, IN.

Richard was born on September 9, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., to Arthur Thomas Coleman and June (Cadman) Coleman, both of whom preceded him in death.

On March 26, 1955, Richard married Betteann (Gast) Coleman, who also preceded him in death.

Richard is survived by his four children, Sheila Rae (Joel Tapia) Coleman, Arthur Thomas (Wendy) Coleman II, Mellodie Lynn (Louis Jr.) Henckel, Richard Charles (Melissa) Coleman Jr. Grandchildren Corine (Dmitriy) Bazylyuk, Andrea Henckel, Erin (Chris Key) Jones, Louis (Deanna) Henckel III, Arthur Thomas Coleman III, Sharon Coleman, and Emily Coleman; great-grandchildren Ella, Lily, and Sophia Bazylyuk, Arthur Thomas Coleman IV, Zoey Coleman, Axel, Nathan, and Lennox Henckel, Kingston Paul Key, and special cousin Jeanie (Ed) Jerabek.

Richard retired after forty-two years as a member of Local 17 Heat & Frost Insulators. He was also a member of the D.A.V., VFW, and American Legion in Michigan City and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Michigan City. Richard enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Visitation for family and friends will take place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services 613 Washington St. Michigan City, Ind., and on Wednesday, September 3, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Michigan City, Indiana. All times are Central Time.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1237 East Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, Ind., with Pastor David Solum officiating.

Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The American Lung Association.

To sign guestbook or leave condolences, please visit (219) 874-4214.



Posted 8/29/2014