Darrel Hoover, Sr.,
age 83 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on February 20, 2015.
He was born on June
3, 1931, in Chesterton to Theodore and Josephine (Zugbaum) Hoover.
Darrel is survived
by his children, Kathy (Milo Ihnat) Rains, Darrel L. (Gail) Hoover Jr., and
Rhonda (Robert) Wilkie; sisters, Lorna Darling and Bonnie Lobsiger;
grandchildren, Darrel L. (Amy) Hoover III, Sarah A. (Jeremy) Snowdin,
Jennifer (Dan) Middlebrooks, Nicole Rains, Joanna Wilkie, Eric Hoover, Brent
Rains, Rebecca Wilkie and Robert Wilkie; 10 great-grandchildren; and former
wife and friend, Juanita Dickerson.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Theodore Hoover and Josephine Darling; his wife,
Virginia Hoover; and brother-in-law, Robert Lobsiger.
Darrel served his
country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a heavy
equipment operator for NIPSCO for 35+ years, and former Commander of
American Legion Post #170, in Chesterton, from 1994 to 1998. He was most
recently a member of American Legion Post #260 in Portage, and loved
fishing, gardening and yard work. He was proud to be business partners in
‘Hair Master’ with Sarah.
will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Scott
Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with
American Legion service at 6:30 p.m. the funeral home. Online condolences to
the family may be left at