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Services Wednesday for Thomas L. Orrell, age 63

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Thomas L. Orrell, age 63 of Chesterton, IN passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, in Indianapolis, IN.

He was born on April 1, 1952, in Michigan City, IN. He is survived by his former wife, Diana Crance of Chesterton, IN; step-son, Anthony (Whitney) Crance of Syracuse, IN and step-daughter, Kelli-Sue (Kent) Ramsey of Akron, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Orrell and Lela (Finley) Glass.

Thomas was chief deputy of Beverly Shores Police Department and a firefigher/EMT for the Beverly Shores Fire Department. He was district chairman for IVFA, member of the LEPC, Porter County Fire Association and District 1 NWIN CISM Team and a cofounder of the Porter County F.I.S.T team.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with a 7:00 p.m. service led by the IVFA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beverly Shores Fire Department, P.O. Box 315, Beverly Shores, IN, 46301.

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Posted 5/15/2015




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