McCoole, Sr., age 79 of Chesterton, IN, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017
in Valparaiso, IN.
He was born April
22, 1938, in Gary, Indiana, to Horace and Cecilia (Meager) McCoole.
He is survived by
his former spouse, Judith McCoole; sons, Donald “Buck” of Portage, Indiana,
David (Angie) of West Virginia and Darrin (Fran) McCoole of Valparaiso,
Indiana; daughters, Leanne (William) Grambo of Michigan City, Indiana, Jill
(Bill) Crook of Phoenix, Arizona, and Joy Hegedus of Portage, Indiana;
brother, Charles McCoole; sisters, Bonnie (Jim) Tilden, Doloris (Jim) Isbey,
and Karen (Don) Pisowicz; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren,
numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many family and
He was preceded in
death by his parents, brother, Conn “Ching” McCoole; sister, Kathleen “Sis”
McCoole and sister-in-law, Zane McCoole.
Spike retired from
Inland Steel after 33 years. He was a Civil War buff and a huge Nascar fan.
He enjoyed his winters in Arizona with his daughter and grandkids and Daisy
will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Lorrayne
Rizor officiating. Burial will follow at McCool Cemetery, Portage, IN.
Visitation will be
held on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com