ROLLING PRAIRIE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Richard Lewis McIntyre,
1929 - 2016
86, of Door Village, died peacefully at 6:11 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2016, at LaPorte Hospital.
He was born June 30, 1929, in Rolling Prairie, IN, to Lester B. and Pearl (Reeder) McIntyre.
Richard honorably served his country in the United States Air Force while stationed in Japan during Post World War II. He was a member of American Legion, FOP and Moose Lodge, all of LaPorte, and the Indiana [Richard Lewis McIntyre (2)] Association of Chiefs of Police. Richard was Chief of Police for the City of LaPorte from 1964–1971, retiring as Captain in 1972. He also retired from Whirlpool in LaPorte after 16 years. Richard was a diehard Cubs fan and an avid fan of his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sports. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and baking. Richard greatly loved his family and church family. He was strong and brave while battling cancer many times.
The family wishes to thank all of Richard’s co-workers, friends and “officer buddies” for the support they gave over the years.
On Nov. 6, 1949, in Rolling Prairie, he married Betty L. (Bush) McIntyre, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Susan (Craig) Anderson and Michael (Pam) McIntyre, both of LaPorte; sister, Virginia (Robert DeBold) Klein of LaPorte; four grandchildren, Amy (John) Boyd, Abbie (Adam) Kramer, and Andrew and Adam (Kellie) McIntyre; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Nicholas Boyd; and several extended family members.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Roger and Roscoe McIntyre; and one sister, Marvelene McIntyre.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, with Pastor Deb Beason officiating.
Donald G. Blint Sr.,
1937 - 2016
79, of LaPorte, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Golden Living Center, LaPorte.
He was born Oct. 20, 1937, in LaPorte to Ernest and Gladys (Tiarks) Blint.
Donald was a retired mechanic and also a member of Pioneer Antique Auto Club.
On Sept. 28, 1963, in Rolling Prairie, IN, he married Linda Lou Haverstock, who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ernest Blint Jr. and Gordan Blint.
Surviving are his beloved children, Jennifer (Kelly) Jones of LaPorte, Donald (Crissy) Blint Jr. of Rolling Prairie and Debra Weisenberger of New Carlisle, IN; eight grandchildren, Lauryn, Austin, Alicia, Danielle, Clint, Tyler, Michaela, and Kaylee; two great-grandchildren, Aria and Korbyn; and brother, James (Joyce) Blint.
Your work on earth is done...Your life in heaven has begun.
May 19, 1926 - March 2nd, 2016
Sometimes God Picks a Flower
Sometimes the flower that is chosen, we feel He’s picked too soon.
We’re at peace knowing; in God’s heavenly garden,
He has placed the ones we treasure.
You have changed our lives forever.
Thelma May Fritzen,
1926 - 2016
89, of LaPorte, died peacefully Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
She was born May 19, 1926, in Campbellsville, KY, to Ernest and Una Lotter.
Thelma graduated from Rolling Prairie High School in 1944. She and her female classmates formed “The ’44 Club” and met monthly for over 50 years (NO BOYS ALLOWED!). She was a member of Rolling Prairie Eastern Star and Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. Thelma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a gentle soul who will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her children, Ann (Roy) Gropp of LaPorte, Lynn (Denny) Emmert of Syracuse, IN, Eric Fritzen of LaPorte and Amy Bruce of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Wilma Koeppen and Harold (Elsie) Lotter; sister-in-law, Phyllis Lotter; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Fritzen; and siblings, Lee Lotter, Coy Lotter and Norma Tarnow.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, with Pastor Debbie Beason officiating.
June 30th 1929 - April 11th 2016
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Donald Blint Sr.
Oct 20th, 1937 - Oct 28th 2016
Hold him tightly within your heart
and there he will remain until the joyous day you will meet again..