Harold N. Tiebert Jr.
June 5, 1948-May 10, 2023
Harold N. Tiebert Jr., 74, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday May 10, 2023 at Northwest Health La Porte.
He was born June 5, 1948 in Michigan City, Indiana, the son of Harold N. Tiebert Sr.and Dorothea (Schnick) Tiebert.
Harold had a passion for rocks. He collected rocks, minerals, and fossils from a very early age going back to his grade school days wanting to become a geologist. He enjoyed creating jewelry with the rocks he found and attended rock shows all over the states with his wife Sandi. His biggest thrill was hunting for geodes in brooks throughout southern Indiana and looking for agates in Lake Superior. His love for rock hunting was so strong he spent his honeymoon in "The Badlands" searching out those treasures. Harold was a member of Moose Lodge #980 of Michigan City where he attended frequently. Harold retired from the metallurgical lab at Mittal Steel, formerly known as Bethlehem Steel, after 47 years of service. As strong as his passion was for hunting and collecting rocks, his real passion was for the love of his life Sandi and his daughters.
On September 14, 1968, in Michigan City, he married Sandra K. (Loomis) Tiebert who survives.
He is also survived by his two daughters, Melissa (Michael) Callahan of La Porte, IN, Amanda (Timothy) Collman of Chicago, IL; three sisters, Linda Williams of Michigan City, IN, Carolyn (Robert) Evans of Eugene, OR, Rita (Tom (deceased)) Gamlin of Troy, MI.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends Monday, May 15 from 4-7 p.m. for visitation. A life celebration will be held at the funeral home Monday evening, May 15, at 7 p.m. Interment will take place at the Pinhook Cemetery, LaPorte, IN on Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Indiana Audubon Society, 3499 S. Bird Sanctuary Rd., Connersville, IN, 47331, in Harold’s name.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.