Robert E. Crone,
age 79 of Chesterton, IN, passed away at his home with his wife by his side,
on Saturday, December 19, 2020, following a long illness.
He was born on June
3, 1941 in South Bend, IN to Guy and Mary (Garrett) Crone.
Bob is survived by
his loving wife of 53 years, Candy (Thorgren) Crone of Chesterton; son, Ian
(Jill Zambito) Crone of Knoxville, TN; brother, Charles (Darlene) Crone of
LaPorte, IN; sister-in-law, Judith Nagel of Glen Ellyn, IL; nieces, Jenny
Jessup, Laura Crone; nephew, Jamie Broadhurst; and great niece and nephew,
Jade and Tyler.
He was preceded in
death by his father, Guy Crone; brother, James Crone.
Bob graduated from
Wanatah High School, class of 1959. He started his career with the Indiana
National Guard and later became full-time National Guard. Bob became Staff
Sergeant and managed the Valparaiso National Guard Armory as well as the
LaPorte National Guard Armory. It was during this time that he met his
future wife at the Frost Top Drive-In. During his career he worked at
Bethlehem Steel, managed Alloy Industries in Michigan City, and later became
a realtor, spending many years selling real estate in Chesterton. In 1972
his son, Ian, was born. Bob served on the Chesterton Town Council for 13
years starting in the early 1990s. He was also a member of the Duneland
Chamber of Commerce and was proud to have served as its President. During
his retirement, he enjoyed reading and visiting the casinos on a regular
services for Bob will be held. He will be laid to rest at Chesterton
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dunes
with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
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