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Services September 30 for Donald Lee Pergal

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Donald Lee Pergal of Chesterton, IN, went to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family on September 13, 2017, after a short struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on September 30, 1935, he was raised in Linton, Indiana.

Don was a Purdue grad who spent much of his life in Indianapolis as owner of an executive search firm and raising his family. Don greeted the world with a kindness and selflessness that stood apart. He touched people with his loving heart like few people can. He led his life as a true example of the phrase "and you will know we are Christians by our love. Along with a keen sense of humor, Don's joy and passion for life and the world around him made him a great friend and mentor, though his favorite role was Grandpa.

Don is survived by his wife and true loving partner of 58 years, Joyce (Barker) Pergal, and three children: Jeffrey Pergal (Sue) of Sun Prairie, WI; Gregory Pergal (Kathy) of Carmel, IN; and Rebecca Whitmore (Brad) of Valparaiso IN; six grandchildren: Courtney Beatty (Bret), Nicholas Pergal (Anna), Clayton Pergal, Parker Whitmore, Ella Whitmore and Cole Pergal; and niece, Kim Dawson (Bill) of Campbellsburg, KY.

Don was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elmer and Anna Edna (Hoffeditz) Pergal, and sister, Sally Scholl (Gary).

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chesterton United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 30, 2017, with Visitation at 12:30 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made locally to the Westchester Food Pantry in Chesterton, and VNA Hospice of Valparaiso.

Arrangements are under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 9/15/2017




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