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Memorial Service Friday for Douglas 'Fatty' Monroe

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Douglas “Fatty” Edward Monroe, age 65 of Portage, passed away on July 2, 2018.

He was born on March 5, 1953, to John Monroe and Judy Spurrell, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his siblings: John (Linda) Monroe of Raleigh, NC, Catherine (Julio) Rodriguez of Westville, IN, Susan Spurrell of Portage, IN, Julia (Herb) Fritz of Westland, MI, and Eric Monroe of Crossroads, TX; his step-mother, Sherry (Luke) Monroe of Portage, IN; along with his good friend, Toby; and many nieces and nephews.

Fatty worked as a group leader at BP Refinery for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Cubs fan.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 2 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Lutheran Hospital Advanced Cardiac Therapy, 7950 W Jefferson Blvd.,Fort Wayne, IN, 46804.

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Posted 7/6/2018




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