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Services Tuesday for Paul Tharp age 70

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Paul Tharp, age 70, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Paul was born in Valparaiso, IN, on August 21, 1947, to Dale and Jean (Kaub) Tharp.

Paul is survived by his son, Mike Harding of Chesterton, IN and daughter, Janice (Ed) Rodriguez of Westville, IN; brothers, Thomas (Debbie) Tharp and Bruce Tharp; sisters, Barbara Flagg, Bea Foster and Susan Tharpe and grandson, Aiden Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Tharp and sisters, Marjorie Mohr and Phyllis Tharp.

Paul worked in heating and air at Bethlehem Steel for over 30 years, retiring in 2003. He was a veteran of the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War. Paul was a generous man; he donated regularly to St. Jude’s for many years. He loved John Deere Tractors. He was a big fan of the show Survivor which he enjoyed watching with his wife before she passed, he was excited for the new finale. He was an all-around great guy and will be greatly missed by his family.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Visitation will take place prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Interment of cremains will take place at Chesterton Cemetery at later date.

Memorials for Paul may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN, 38101-9950, or to the VNA Hospice Center of Porter County, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 12/8/2017




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