George E. Fletcher, age 100 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. He was born on September 26, 1915 in Joplin, Missouri to Walter and Mary Costello-Fletcher, both of whom preceded him in death. On December 25, 1938 he married Lyola K. Lain-Fletcher, who preceded him in death on May 9, 2015. They were married for seventy-seven years.
He is survived by his children: Charles (Mary) Fletcher of Valparaiso, Robert Fletcher of Lake Village, IN and his daughter, Alice (Pete) Jensen of Fredericksburg, TX. Also surviving is his daughter-in-law, Joan Fletcher of Chesterton, his eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
He is also preceded in death by his sons, George Fletcher and Walter Fletcher, his brothers, Walter Fletcher and Lynwood Fletcher, and his daughter-in-law, Patty Fletcher
George was a lifelong member of the Calumet Lodge #379 Chesterton, IN, where he was a past Master. He was a crucial part of building the Masonic Temple in Chesterton. He worked his entire career at U.S. Steel Gary Works, where he retired at age 65.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, with Pastor Dean Christianson officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
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