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Service Sunday for Donald 'Don' Harold Puent

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Donald “Don” Harold Puent, age 77 of Porter, IN, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018.

He was born on July 24, 1940 in Gary, IN, to Harold Conrad and Lorraine Harriet (Quigley) Puent.

On February 22, 1969, Don married Linda (Saylor) Puent, his loving wife of 49 years, who survives of Porter.

Don is also survived by his son, Donald H. Puent II of Porter, IN; daughter, Alicia (Zeb) McDaniel of Chesterton, IN; grandchildren, Julia (Stephen) Bakko, Erica Puent, Donald Puent III, Sean Puent, Cassandra (Mark) Middleton, Cooper and Carter McDaniel; great grandchild, Chase Bakko; brothers, Chuck (Kathy) and Jerry (Lynn) Puent; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Puent and Lorraine Eberhardt; daughter, Cynthia Lynn Puent; sister, Virginia “Ginger” Doeing; and in laws, Walter and Thelma Saylor.

Don was a United States Marine Corps Veteran and worked for many years as a Truck Driver and member of Teamsters Local #142. He was a huge Chicago Bears and Bulls fan. Don always rooted for the underdog, unless they were playing against the Bears. He always enjoyed a good game. Don was a devoted husband and father. At the birth of his first grandchild and “Superstar” Julia, Don found great joy in being a devoted grandfather as well. He treasured the time he spent with his family. In his eyes, from day one, his children and grandchildren were perfect.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Rick Henderson officiating.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 3/2/2018




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