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Richard 'Pete' Crothers passes away at age 92

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Richard “Pete” 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 retirement.

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.

Funeral services 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.



Posted 11/27/2017




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