Earl J. Graves, age
83 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on February 27, 2015.
He was born on
January 8, 1932, in Hanceville, Alabama, to Gurdis and Montez (Smith)
Earl is survived by
his sons, Jeff Graves of Ronan, MT, and Jerry (Lynn) Graves of Chesterton,
IN; daughters, Judy Graves of Chesterton, IN, Susan (Robert) Sternberg of
Houston, TX, and Patty Izzi of Ronan, MT; brother, Euel (Donna) Graves of
Kalamazoo, MI; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Graves; sister, Elmer Graves; and
brothers, Ellis, Olvin and Pete Graves.
Earl served his
country in the United States Army. He retired from U.S. Steel, working as a
Ladle Crane Operator, in 1988. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 2511, American
Legion Post 170, Moose Lodge 1623, Dunes Masonic Lodge 741, Shriners Orak
Temple in Michigan City, IN, and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist
Church, 1401 W Porter Ave, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Larry Starett
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
also be held on Saturday at First Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. until time
to the family may be left at