Pinkerton, 79, of Porter, IN, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, in the
loving care of his family.
He was born
December 26, 1936, in South Bend, IN, to Merritt and Elsie (Voris)
Louis grew up on a
farm near Buchanan, MI, and attended school in Buchanan. He honorably served
his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a
past member of the DAV, American Legion and the Moose. Louis enjoyed fishing
On June 18, 1971,
in Michigan City, Indiana, he married Janice (Harris) Pinkerton, who
Also surviving are
his son, Kevin (Jim) Novreske of Florida; daughters, Carla (Jerry) Novreske
of Chesterton, and Dawn (Douglas) Tharp of Westville; brother, Walter
(Deanna) Pinkerton of Largo, FL; sisters, Ruth Liska of Niles, MI, Frances
(Max) Swaim of Niles, MI and Judith (Ted) Archer of Largo, FL; granddaughter
Megan (fiancˇ Chris) Novreske; grandsons, Michael (Taylor) Purcell Tharp and
Kevin Stone Tharp; two great-granddaughters, Ryli Purcell and Raynee
Purcell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; and his brothers, Merritt, Robert, Jack and Richard
A committal service
will be held for immediate family at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
A Celebration of
Life reception will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016,
at the Westville United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, 154 W. Main
St., Westville, IN 46391. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson
Rd., LaPorte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.
condolences to the family at
In lieu of flowers,
donations be given to the hospice of your choice.
The family would
like to give a special thank you to Harbor Light Hospice of Crown Point, who
gave loving care to Louis and his entire family.