Highsmith, age 60 of Chesterton, IN, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018
in Valparaiso, IN.
He was born October
28, 1958 in Gary, IN, to Robert and Shirley (Davis) Highsmith.
He is survived by
his daughter, Amanda (Brad) Force; son, Daniel (Janelle) Highsmith;
grandchildren, Daniel Highsmith, Lane and Eloise Force; brothers, David (Glennda)
Highsmith and Donald (Karen) Highsmith; mother-in-law, Wilda Hughes and
sister-in-law, Diana Hayes; significant other, Donna Hall and numerous
nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; wife,
Debbie; brothers, Wayne and Dennis Highsmith and his beloved dog, Tasha.
Jerry was a member
of American Legion Post 170 and was a truck driver for 26 years. He liked to
work on cars and loved sport shooting, the Bears and Cubs. Jerry enjoyed
wood-working and was an amazing husband, father, grandpa and friend. He
always had a positive attitude and a great sense of humor and always found
the best in a bad situation.
will be on November 21, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral
Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Pastor Tim McGuire
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
take place on November 21, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at
12:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
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