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Ralph Stark Jones

January 6, 1932 — June 30, 2024

La Porte

 Ralph Stark Jones 

January 6, 1932-June 30, 2024 

Ralph Stark Jones, 92, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Sunday June 30, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born January 6, 1932, in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Ralph A. Jones and Alphild K. (Stark) Jones.

 A life-long resident of the area, Ralph graduated from La Porte High School, class of 1950. He went on to receive his baccalaureate from Indiana University, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, the president of the Falcon Club and was a member of the IU Freshman Basketball Team. On August 21, 1954, in La Porte, Ralph married the love of his life, Charlotte Lough, who survives. 

 After marriage, Ralph became a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force serving as a B25 pilot. Upon his return to La Porte, he ran the Michigan City Recreation Bowling Alley for two years. When that sold, he became a purchasing agent for Berkel (U.S. Slicers). Ralph retired as owner and President of Towndan Enterprises (Town Crier). He was a member of the La Porte Presbyterian Church, a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the La Porte Elks Lodge #396, a member of the Masons, the Scottish Rite, and the Orak Shriners. Ralph was also a past president for the La Porte Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid La Porte sports fan, loved watching his "Hoosiers" play basketball, had eternal faith that the White Sox might someday win, and made a great effort at golf. His true passion, though, was his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, all who will miss him dearly.

 

Along with his wife of almost 70 years, Charlotte, Ralph is survived by his three sons, Ralph "Chip" T. ( Susie) Jones of La Porte, IN, Jeffrey C. (Margaret) Jones of Boston, MA, Gregory L. Jones of La Porte, IN; daughter, Judi L. (Brett) Alcorn of La Porte, IN; sister-in-law, Debbie (Mike) Cains of La Porte, IN; 11 grandchildren, Brady (Kevin Rasp) Jones, Kelly (Nate Santana) Jones, Amy (Roger) Jackson, Darby (Justin) Barker, O'Brien (Hannah) Alcorn, Austin (Elizabeth) Alcorn, Delanie (Bailey Walbridge) Alcorn, Charlotte Jones, Miles Jones, Kathryn Jones, Charles Jones, and 10 great-grandchildren.

 Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Alphild Jones and sister, Dorothy Jones.

 Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00 at the funeral home. Dr. Rod Nielsen will officiate. The family has selected cremation.

 Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph's name to the Ralph and Charlotte Jones Family Fund c/o the Unity Foundation, 422 Franklin St., Suite C, Michigan City, IN 46360 or to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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

 The service will be “Live Streamed” through the Haverstock Funeral Home facebook page beginning just before the service time.

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Haverstock Funeral Home Inc

602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

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Other

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Haverstock Funeral Home Inc

602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

Military Honors will be presented at 3 PM

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