Sr., age 78 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on December 5, 2015 in
He was born on May
28, 1937 in Michigan City, IN to Henry and Dorothy (Bishop) Chaplin.
He is survived by
his wife, Winnie (Koziczynski) Chaplin; children, Colleen Chaplin of
Valparaiso, IN, Nadine (Ira) Epstein of Chicago, IL, Donald Chaplin, Jr. of
Chesterton, IN and Patricia (Bill) Lockwood of Batavia, IL; brothers, Robert
(Kitty) Chaplin of Westville, IN and Jim Chaplin of Chesterton, IN;
grandchildren, Michael, Leslie and Andrew Mahaffey, Max (Danielle) Epstein
and William, Abigail and Robert Lockwood; great-grandchildren, Dylan
Mahaffey, Marissade Roe and Steven Millsap, III and many nieces, nephews and
He was preceded in
death by his parents and sister-in-law, Judy Chaplin.
Donald was an
overhead crane machinist at Inland Steel and retired after 35 years of
service. He was a charter member of Chesterton Moose Lodge 1623, Porter
County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America and Sons of American
Legion Post 83 in LaPorte, IN. He was an avid golfer and took great pride in
caring for his yard. He loved his family and looked forward to visits with
his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of
life service will be held at a later date. Cremation will take place at
Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
in Donís honor may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN
may be left for the family at