Chesterton Tribune

John H. Liefbroer Sr., dies at 69

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John H. Liefbroer Sr. passed away on Wednesday January 14, 2009. 

He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. on January 26, 1939 the son of Henrick & Jeannette (Blaauw) Liefbroer, both of whom preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his sons; John Liefbroer Jr. of Allegan, Mich. and James Liefbroer of Hillsdale, Mich.; daughter Julie (Tim) Stephens of Russells Springs, Ky.; sister, Betty (Ron) VanMersbergen of Bellaire, Mich.; grandchildren, Brent, Tony, Keirstan, Jonathon, Kayleigh and Kaitlynn and several loving nieces and nephews. 

John worked as a salesman for Hy-Dac Rubber. He was an avid NRA member and belonged to the South Bend shooting club and Fin & Feather shooting club. He also loved riding motorcycles and was an AMA member.

A memorial service, Rev. Mike Porter officiating, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory, Portage. 

A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 23, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a college fund set up for his grandchildren through Community Trust, Inc., 752 N. Main Street, Jamestown, KY 42629. 

Posted 1/21/2009