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Ray Ameling passes away at age 86

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Ray Ameling, age 86 of Sunrise, FL, formerly of Chesterton and Michigan City, IN, passed away May 8, 2020.

Ray was born in Chesterton, IN, to Howard and Gladys Ameling on December 4, 1933. He was an only child for the first 13 years of his life until brother Theodore (Ted) came along to join him.

In 1959 he married Carolyn Ball and together they had three children, Dean, Cindy and Janet.

Ray and Carolyn loved nature and animals, especially cats. Ray often volunteered at Freids Cat Shelter in Westville. After losing Carolyn after 52 years of marriage in 2011, Ray soon moved to Florida and warmer weather, near his daughter Jan.

Ray was predeceased by his parents and wife.

Surviving are his brother Theodore (Ted) Ameling (Kathy) N. Little Rock, AR; son Dean (Susan) Ameling LaPorte, IN; daughters Cindy Bower, Ponca, AR; Jan Lipinski (Mark) Pompano Beach, FL; grandchildren Tanda Ameling Fitzsimmons (Gina), Devon Roth, Brandon (Amber) Darnell, Randi Mittelberg (Matthew), Jamie Lipinski, Rhyan-Scott (Chloe) Bower; and great-grandchildren- Abigail, Camryn and Ethan Baker, Nolen Mittelberg, Kaden, River and Brinton Darnell.



Posted 5/11/2020




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