Fornshell, age 82 of Porter, IN, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
He was born on
December 10, 1934, in Kouts, IN, to Lester and Florence (Coffman) Fornshell.
He is survived by
his wife of 57 years, Verna “Midge” (Oke) Fornshell; daughter, Cara (Philip)
Lau of Chesterton and their children, Tony, Nick and Ben Lau; daughter,
Terry Fornshell of Michigan City, IN, and her children, Tonya Troy, Crissie
Cobb and Michael and Mathew Brown; brothers, William Fornshell of Chesterton
and Michael (AJ) Fornshell of FL; sisters, Patricia Walsh of Goshen, IN, and
Emily Penn of Chesterton; former brother-in-law, Carl Charlson and numerous
He was preceded in
death by his parents, and sister, Cheryl “Cherry” Charlson.
Rowdy was a
supervisor at US Steel for 32 years and retired in 1984. He was a member of
the VFW Post 2511 in Porter and very proud of his service to the military.
Rowdy and Midge owned the Village Tavern in Porter from 1979 to 2005 and
made many friends along the way.
will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
will take place on Monday, February 27, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until the time
of service at the funeral home. Cremation will be performed by Heritage
Crematory, Portage, IN.
may be made to Porter VFW Post 2511, 1290 Wagner Road, Porter, IN, 46304, or
to Hospice Franciscan Communities, Michigan City. Attn: Fund Development
Office, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Ste. 1E, Michigan City, IN, 46360.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com.