Richard H. Whitlow, of Long Beach, Ind., formerly of Chesterton, passed away
on Thursday, April 3, 2008 in Chicago, surrounded by his loved ones. He was
He was born Jan. 9, 1941 in Gary, the son of Marjorie and Charles F. Madison,
both of whom preceded him in death.
On Aug. 22, 1964 in Gary, he married Barbara Krochta, who survives in Long
He is also survived by children, Richard and Elizabeth Whitlow of Valparaiso,
Diane and Tim Smith of San Francisco, Calif. and Suzanne and Zack Tilden of
Fishers; grandchildren, Adam, Lauren, Frederick and Mia Whitlow in Valparaiso
and Jeremiah and Quincy Smith in San Francisco; a brother, Lee “Skip”
(Barbara) Whitlow; a sister, Judy (Evan) Johnson; sister-in-law, Joyce
Krochta; nephews, David (Heather) Whitlow, Greg (Jeanne) Whitlow, Bryan
Johnson and Brett Johnson and numerous great nieces and great nephews; aunt
Pat Whitlow and many cousins, all of whom he loved tremendously
Richard was a 1959 graduate of Calumet High School, Gary, and 1964 graduate
of Indiana University Bloomington. A member of the Chicago Board of Trade for
more than 30 years, Dick relished working with his son, Rich, daily for the
last several years. Also, he was previously involved in the founding of the
Chesterton High School Athletic Boosters and the 500 Club.
In recent years, “Pop” loved spending time with his grandkids and took great
joy in watching their ball games and activities. He loved the outdoors and
enjoyed snow skiing and water skiing. He was a big fan of IU basketball. Dick
and Barb enjoyed traveling having embarked on many memorable trips with their
family over the years, including recent trips to Mexico, Calif. and Italy. He
was a member of the Masonic Order and Scottish Rite.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 S. Second St., Chesterton.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at
White-Love Funeral Home. Donations may be made to LaLumiere School or a
charity of the donor’s choice.
For more information, call White-Love Funeral Home at 926-1309.