Douglas “Doug” Ian
Moodie, age 71 of Burns Harbor, Ind., passed away at home surrounded by his
loving family on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
He was born in
Luton Bedfordshire, England, on August 23, 1942, to Marjorie (Floyd) and
On April 19, 1969
he married the love of his life, Ann Lee Oberg, at St. Paul Lutheran Church
in Michigan City, Ind. They have two loving children who survive, Thomas (Thomasina)
Ian Moodie and Lee Ann (Adam) Leady. Also surviving are three adoring
grandchildren, Anna Daisy, Ian Adam, and Elsa Rose Leady.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and infant brother Malcolm Moodie.
his degree in metallurgy and an apprenticeship with the Rolls-Royce Company.
He came to the United States in 1963 and worked as a sales manager in metal
packaging for Crown Cork & Seal for thirty years.
At age ten he
traveled around the world, even living in New Zealand for one year. He loved
traveling back “home” to England and visiting Ann’s family in Sweden. His
greatest joy was traveling and vacationing with his grandchildren.
served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1966. He loved his adopted country and
became a U.S. citizen in 1970. Doug was most proud of his family and enjoyed
wonderful times with them. His home was his “castle” and he was talented in
remodeling, woodworking and could fix anything. He loved to hunt and fish
with his son, son-in-law and grandson. Doug was a member of Bethlehem
Lutheran Church and the family is grateful for all the prayers and support.
The family also gives many thanks to Michiana Hematology Oncology in
Westville, Ind., and V.N.A Hospice.
There will be a
Celebration of Life service on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at
Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2050 W 1100 N Chesterton, IN 46304. Officiating
will be Pastor Erik Grayvold and Pastor Thelma McGill-Cobbler.
Visitation will be
10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
been entrusted to Edmonds & Edmonds Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
In lieu of flowers,
donations in Doug’s memory can be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
to the family may be made at