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Private services for Harold M. McCorkel

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Harold M. McCorkel, Jr., age 78, of North Judson, IN, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Logansport, IN.

He was born Wednesday, December 7, 1938, in LaPorte, IN, the son of the late Harold McCorkel and the late Mary (Green) McCorkel.

On December 27, 1960, in Chesterton, IN, he married the former Marilyn Highwood, who survives.

Harold was a retired Lt. Detective of the Chesterton Police Department. He was also a volunteer fireman and arson investigator. Harold also worked as the Chief of Police in New Chicago, IN, and as a police officer for Ogden Dunes and Burns Harbor. Harold enjoyed fishing, country and blue grass music and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn McCorkel, of North Judson, IN, son Harold McCorkel, IN, daughter Julie McCorkel of Chesterton, IN, brother Norman McCorkel of Brandenton, FL, sister Nancy Mills of Mooresville, IN, sister-in-law Nancy Highwood, many nieces and nephews, and his dog Brownie.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Mary McCorkel, and brother Lloyd McCorkel.

A private graveside service will be held with Rev. Bruce Bennett officiating.

Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery.

Braman & Bailey Funeral Home, North Judson, IN, is in charge of arrangements.


Posted 7/6/2017





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