Chesterton Tribune



Services Wednesday for Gerald 'Jerry' Highsmith

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Gerald “Jerry” 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.

Funeral services 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.

Visitation will take place on November 21, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 1/20/2018




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