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Curtis Norman Watson dies at 82

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Curtis Norman Watson, of Porter, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2007 at The Waters of Duneland. He was 85.

He was born July 11, 1922 in East Chicago, Ind., the son of Curtis and Mary (Shaw) Watson, both of whom preceded him in death.

In 1951 in LaPorte, he married Phyllis Mattson, who survives in Porter.

He is also survived by two sons, Curtis (Lee) Watson, II, of West Lafayette and Thomas Watson, of Porter; two grandchildren, Joshua Watson and Sarah Watson, both of Chesterton; one sister, Esther Stahl, of Sun City, Ariz.; a niece and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and John Watson and two sisters, Florence McCarty and Martha Strauser.

Curtis was retired from Sargent & Lundy, Inc. of Chicago, where he was an engineering inspector. He attended the Presbyterian Church; was a veteran of WWII, having served the Air Force in the European Theater and the Pacific. A 32 Degree Mason, Brother Watson was a member of the following Masonic Orders: Member of the East Chicago Masonic Lodge #595, F&AM, Member of Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana, East Chicago #141 R.A.M., East Chicago Council #101 R.&S.M. East Chicago Commandery #58, K.T. He was also a member of Hammond York Rite #117 and a Life-Member of Scottish Rite South Bend Consistory.

A memorial service, Pastor Katie Lindberg officiating, will be at Noon Thursday, Sept., 6 at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service for a memorial visitation at the White-Love Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for children, or the charity of the donorís choice.


Posted 9/5/2007