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Charles Frederick Link

January 27, 1924 — December 10, 2023

La Porte

Charles Frederick Link, Sr

January 27, 1924-December 10, 2023

 

Charles Frederick Link Sr, 99, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Sunday December 10, 2023 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

 

He was born January 27, 1924 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Harrison J Link and Helen (Koch) Link and was a lifelong resident of La Porte.

 

On September 22, 1951 Charles married the love of his life, Shirley "Tootie" Cattron, who survives.

 

Charles attended Purdue University and was a graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, where he became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He worked for Allis-Chalmers for 32 years as a purchasing agent and for 9 years for La Porte Hospital in the materials department. Charles was a veteran of the Army Air Force during WWII, serving in Oahu, Hawaii and a member of the American Legion Hamon Gray Post 83 in La Porte. He was a charter member of the La Porte Evening Lion's Club and a member of the La Porte Hospital Retirees. Charles was a member of St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served as financial secretary and ushered with Shirley for many years. He also served on their school board. He enjoyed gardening, raising roses and traveling with his wife in their R.V.

 

Along with his wife of 72 years, "Tootie", he is also survived by his son, Charles "Chuck" (Linda) Link Jr. of Granger, IN; daughter, Rosemary (Rev. David) Andermann of Sterling, IL; grandchildren, Charlotte (Sean) Shaia of Dyer, IN, Candice (Brandon) Cummings of Three Oaks, MI, Benjamin (Sarah) Andermann of Aurora, IL, Heather (Jacob) Armstrong of Eureka, IL; grandson-in-law, Christopher Angle of Camas Washington; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Madelynn, Jamison, Isaac, Holly, Stephanie, Ivory; step-grandchildren, Brian (Pam) Young of Panama City, FL, Christian Archer of Boonville, IN, Cyndi (Tom) Huisenga of St. Joseph, MI, Marc Alwine of Tampa, FL; step-great-grandchildren, Syd, Dakota (Zane), Sadie, Tyler, Andrew (Kolby), Michael (Mackinzie), Kristen, Benjamin (Courtney), and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marcella (Jim) Palmer, and his granddaughter, Kristin Link Angle of Camas, Washington.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at St John's Lutheran Church on Saturday Dec.16, 2023 at 12:00 noon central time, with The Rev. John Albers, and The Rev. David Andermann, officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00-12:00 at the church.  Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, with Military Honors rendered.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' name to St John's Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte, IN 46350.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 16, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

111 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte, IN 46350

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Saturday, December 16, 2023

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

111 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte, IN 46350

The American Legion Hamon Gray Post 83 of La Porte will do a walk by to honor their fellow member and Veteran.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

111 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte, IN 46350

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Burial

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Starts at 1:15 pm (Central time)

Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, Indiana

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