Chaplin, age 77, of Westville, IN passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at
home with his loving family.
He was born in
Chesterton, IN, on December 4, 1939, to Henry and Dorothy (nee Bishop)
Butch is survived
by his wife of 46 years, Kathleen (nee Jones) Chaplin of Westville, IN;
daughters, Shelly (Vance) Brower of California, Tammy (Clint) Chaplin-Slatcoff
of Valparaiso, Jennifer Chaplin of Westville, and Judith (John) Lowery of
Indianapolis; brother, Jim Chaplin; sister-in-law, Winnie Chaplin;
grandchildren, Jessica, Jeanne, Johnathon, Thomas, Ian, and Cade, and
great-grandchildren, Miko, Sonny, and Charlie. He is also survived by his
best friend and faithful companion, Dixie.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, brother, Donald Chaplin and sister-in-law, Judy
Butch was born and
raised in Chesterton. He retired from ArcelorMittal. He enjoyed volunteering
for many years in Porter County 4-H. Butch was a lifelong outdoorsman and
devout animal lover.
A Memorial Service
will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, with Father Ian Williams
will be held on Saturday following the service until 3:00 p.m. at the
may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com