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Richard Sullivan Sr.

May 8, 1932 — October 8, 2019

Richard Sullivan Sr.

Richard Lee Sullivan Sr. May 8, 1932-October 8, 2019 Richard Sullivan Sr., 87, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center in Valparaiso, IN. He was born May 8, 1932 in Tolleston, Indiana, the son of Loren Sullivan and Vona (Davis) Sullivan. Richard enjoyed working Security for NIPSCO and driving for State Highway and as a taxi driver. Richard enjoyed spending time with family and grandkids. He also enjoyed yard work, playing games on the computer, spending time outside. Richard loved watching military and western movies and TV shows especially with John Wayne. Richard loved his dog "Chinky". On July 8, 1953, he married Emma Sullivan who preceded him in death February 11, 2007. He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte (Vincent) Caitlin of La Porte, IN; son, Joseph (Lilly) Sullivan of Hobart, IN; sister, Joyce Dagdus of Nybo, KY; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Emma; three sons, Richard Sullivan Jr; Loren Wayne Sullivan; and Bobby Sullivan; and a brother, Lawrence Sullivan. Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. A life celebration will be held at 12 noon on Friday, October 11th at the Lamb's Chapel United Methodist Church located at 600 N. Fail Road La Porte, IN with Pastor Jay Loucks officiating. A reception is to follow after the memorial service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to any Diabetes Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard Sullivan Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store.
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