Former Chesterton resident Morgan Russell Tweddell, 84, of Michigan City
passed away Dec. 20, 2009 at 2:40 a.m. in St. Anthony Memorial with his
children and grandchildren at his side. He was 84.
Born May 10, 1925 in Hartford, Kent., he was the son of the late P. D. and
Martha (Rogers) Tweddell, Sr. On January 28, 1955 in Chesterton, he married
Shirley Hellman, who preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 2004.
He is survived by sons Timothy Tweddell and Stephen Tweddell, both of
Michigan City; daughters Jill Ballou (husband Donnie) of Lansing, Mich., and
Jennifer Lint (Bill) of St. Paul, Minn.; sisters Renny Miller of Hot Springs
Village, Ark., and Lou Fulkerson of Louisville, Kent.; grandchildren Alice
Ballou, Rachel Ballou (Joe Arford, Sr.), and Anthony Ballou, all of Lansing,
Mich.; a great-grandson, Joe Arford, Jr. of Lansing, Mich.; several nieces
and nephews; and his cat Peanut.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Shreder, and brothers Morris
Tweddell, Roger Tweddell, Musker Tweddell, James Tweddell, and P.D. Tweddell,
Morgan worked for 33 years at Inland Steel as a pipefitter 2nd class. He
also worked as a receiving clerk for the A&P grocery store and as a security
officer for Cardinal Sercurity and Michiana Security in his later years.
Morgan attended First Baptist Church of Michigan City and was a U.S. Army
Veteran of World War II.
Morgan was a very family-oriented man and cherished the time spent with
them. He was very grateful to have had all his children and grandchildren
home with him this past Thanksgiving. He was especially close to his sister
Renny and enjoyed being a great-grandpa to Baby Joe. He will be remembered
for his smile, sense of humor, and his kind-hearted nature.
At Morgan's request, there will be no funeral services. Cremation will take
place and his remains will be interred alongside his wife in a private
graveside service at a later date. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel handled
arrangements. Contributions may be made to the family. To sign a guestbook
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