Crothers, 92, of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday,
November 22, 2017 at Symphony of Chesterton.
He was born in
Bremen, Indiana, on February 13, 1925, to Albert “Bert” and Flora (Wilcox)
Crothers who both preceded him in death.
Pete was a graduate
of Mishawaka High School, Class of 1944, where he was a member of the
football team. He was also a member of the Mishawaka Eagles and Mishawaka
Moose. Pete loved the time he spent at McDonald’s with his buddies in the
morning. He was a former owner of Pete’s Bar in Elkhart until his
He is survived by
his children: Jeffrey (Beth) Crothers, Connie (Jack) Humphrey and Dawn (Jim)
Breier, all of Chesterton, along with Donalene (John) Gutt of Union Mills,
Indiana. Also surviving are six grandchildren and eighteen
great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. A sister-in-law,
Arline Crothers also survives.
He was preceded in
death, along with his parents, by two brothers, Leonard and Sam Crothers,
and three sisters, Fannie, Pearl and Bertha.
were held on Sunday, November 26, in his hometown of Mishawaka, Indiana, and
he has been laid to rest at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, Indiana.
The family has
requested that memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes
Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice.