Irvin E. Pope, age
93 of Chesterton, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at his home. He was
born on March 15, 1922 to Herman F. and Carrie B. Lindahl, both of whom
preceded him in death.
On August 9, 1944
he married Dorothy J. Keliher, who preceded him in death on February 6, 2011
after 66 years of marriage.
Irvin is survived
by his 8 children: Linda (husband Skip) France of Noblesville, Pamela
(Tyler), Noel of Niles, Michigan, Larry (Patti) Pope of Valparaiso, Jim
(Debbie) Pope of Chesterton, Susan (Douglas) Betz of Chesterton, Teresa
(Bill) Black of Chesapeake, Virginia, Tim (Laurie) Pope of Breckenridge,
Colorado, and Philip (Juli) Pope of LaPorte; his 19 grandchildren and 13
He is also preceded
in death by his sister, Anna Morthland.
He was a loving and
caring husband and father. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren. He graduated from Liberty Center High School and spent
his entire life farming in Liberty Township. He also drove a bus for many
years for Duneland Schools Corp. He was an avid sports fan and he especially
loved watching the Chicago Cubs.
Irvin was a member
of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was also a member of their senior club.
He served on ASC, Agriculture Stabilizing Committee, and on the Porter
County Drainage board for many years. He was also a Little League baseball
coach and was a 4H leader.
A mass of Christian
burial will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, with Father James Meade
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 4-8 p.m., at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton.
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