William Ratliff, age 80 of Chesterton, IN passed away on December 14, 2018.
He was born on
February 25, 1938, in Denver, CO, to Oather and Irene Ratliff, both of whom
preceded him in death.
He is survived by
his loving wife, Betty (Williams) Ratliff of Chesterton, IN; his daughter,
Katherine (Bert) Miller of Chesterton, IN; his grandchildren: Alexandra
(Nicholas) Guzik of Franklin, IN, Madelaine Miller of Chesterton IN, Mary
Miller of Indianapolis, IN and Albert (Kirstyn) Miller of Valparaiso, IN;
his great-grandsons, August and Alden Guzik of Franklin, IN; and by his
half-sister, Carolyn (Allen) Wagner of Chesterton, IN.
Bill is also
preceded in death by his brothers, Ray E. Ratliff, Sr. on June 10, 1987, and
Jack E. Ratliff on November 9, 2001.
Bill was a member
of Sacred Heart Catholic Church as well as a member of the Dunes Masonic
Lodge #741 F&AM. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and creating works of art
with stained glass that he shared with his family.
He spent his
retirement years watching his grandchildren’s school and sporting events and
loved every minute of it. He will especially be remembered by friends and
family for his kindness and willingness to help anyone in need.
will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 1 p.m., at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN with Father Jerry Schweitzer
officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 11 a.m.
until time of service, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be
given to Dunes Hospice in Valparaiso, Indiana, or to a charity of your
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