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Celebration of Life November, 16 for David Wayne McCorkel, Jr

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David Wayne McCorkel, Jr., age 82 of Porter, IN, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

He was born on January 30, 1937, in Michigan City, IN, to David and Loretta (White) McCorkel.

David is survived by his son, Brian (Lori) McCorkel of Chesterton; two daughters, Julie (Martin ) Proctor of Groveland, FL, and Laura (Michael ) Morrissey of Castle Rock, CO; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill McCorkel, and Mike (Diane) McCorkel both of Chesterton; sister, Betty (Max) Hutka of Portage, Kay Ainsworth of LaPorte; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Judith (Watson) McCorkel; son, Timothy McCorkel; his parents; and sister, Barbara McIntyre.

David graduated from Chesterton High School and is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was a Lineman and Supervisor for NIPSCO and retired after 30 years of service. David was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

David's family will be having a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Porter VFW, 1290 Wagner Rd., Porter, IN 46304. Arrangements made with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in David's honor may be made to Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry, 801 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

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Posted 11/8/2019




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