Earl Edgar Meneely,
Jr., 100, died on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the VNA Hospice Center in
Earl was born on
January 18, 1918, in Fontenet, Indiana. The son of Earl Meneely Sr. and Inez
(Haynes) Meneely, who preceded him in death.
Margaret Hewitt on November 22, 1961, in Chesterton, who preceded him in
death. Also preceding him in death, Rochelle, and her husband, Ronald Groff
of Chesterton, and Mitch Winey, great-grandson, of Chesterton.
members are Roger (wife Geraldine) of Chesterton, Robert (Connie) Hewitt of
Reynoldsburg, OH, Richard Hewitt of Chesterton, Margo (Tim) Winey of
Chesterton, Linda (John) Ault of Hammond. Also great-grandchildren, Clinton,
Austin, Paige, and great-great granddaughter, Olivia.
Earl was a resident
of Porter for over 65 years while owning his own heating and plumbing
business. He enjoyed international travel, spending time outdoors, and was
an avid bird watcher. Earl was most happy in the company of others, sharing
stories of his life and his many years of military service. Earl was a
Sergeant in the USMC during WWII and was stationed in the south pacific from
1941 till 1945. He was a 34th degree Mason and a member at the Calumet Lodge
379, in Chesterton. Earl was also a long serving member of the Orak Shriners
in Michigan City, as well as a member of the Porter VFW 2511. He was a
member of Porter United Methodist Church.
will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 22, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517
Broadway in Chesterton with Chaplain Forwalter officiating. He will be
interred in Chesterton Cemetery.
scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 21, with a Masonic service
at 6:30 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans.
Memorials made in
his name may be sent to Calumet Lodge 379, 902 W. Lincoln Avenue,
Chesterton, IN, 46304, and The Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago, 2211
N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60707.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com