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Thomas Ernest Purdy dies at age 64

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Thomas Ernest Purdy, age 64 of Westville passed away on December 21, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 10, 1951 in Gary, IN, to Gordon and Ivola Purdy, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his life partner of sixteen years, Carol Dunlap, his three daughters: Tonya (Steven) Hiscox of Chesterton, Beth (Tom Vasbinder) Purdy of Trail Creek, and Amy (Joey) Beyer of Plainfield, IL; his two grandchildren: Samantha Beyer and Trae Anderson, as well as his sister, Betty Ann.

He is also preceded in death by his sister, Judy Jones, his grandfather, Ernest Purdy and his grandmother, Olive Purdy.

Thomas was a talented artist and enjoyed landscaping. No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.

Memorial donations may be made to Carol, his life partner or to the Shirley Heinze Land Trust, 109 West 700 North, Valparaiso, IN, 46385.

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Posted 12/28/2015




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