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Memorial Service Sunday for Donald R. McGuire, age 86

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Donald R. McGuire, age 86 of Porter, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Chesterton.

He was born on October 26, 1928, in Gary, IN, to Thomas James and Letha Mae Glassburner-McGuire, both of whom preceded him in death.

On June 10, 2005, he married Geneva “Jill” Smith-McGuire, who survives in Porter.

Donald is also survived by his sons: Robert (Kathleen) McGuire of Valparaiso, Donald R. (Dana) McGuire II of Valparaiso and Ronald L. (Susan) McGuire of Rotunda, FL, as well as his step-children: Richard Holt of Chesterton, Luke Holt of Chesterton and Teresa (Chris) Reynolds of Valparaiso.

Also surviving are his fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and his brother, Richard Lee McGuire of Tunnell Hill, GA.

Donald was also preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Jean Wells and his brother-in-law, Ralph Wells.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dog, Daisy. His wife, Geneva was the love of his life.

Donald worked at U.S. Steel, Gary Works, as a painter for many years. He proudly served his country in WWII in the Navy.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 1 until 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 94, 4 Monroe St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383, with a Naval Military service taking place at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL, 60601, or to the Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Rd., Valparaiso, IN.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home.

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Posted 6/3/2015




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