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Services Thursday for Loren Furness, age 85

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Loren Furness, age 85 of Furnessville, IN, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, at Porter Regional Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Wilma Jane (Aller) Furness; son Ed (Susan) Aller; grandchildren Joshua (Sarah) Aller, Jaimie (Ryan) Briscoe; brother Gordon (Joy) Furness; sisters Rosemary (Jerry) Braginton and Patricia Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Lester and Donald, and sisters Lois E. Johnson, Dorothy R. Dunn, Betty L. Ambrose and Audrey Buss.

Loren was an active member of St. Luke United Lutheran Church of Michigan City. He was born in Pine Township of Porter County and still lived in the area. Loren was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150. He operated his own company, L & W Excavating, for many years in Northwest Indiana. Loren was the sexton of the Furnessville Cemetery and served on the cemetery board for many years.

Those wishing to pay their respects are invited to Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home, located at 613 Washington St., Michigan City, IN 46360, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Luke United Lutheran Church, 2000 E. Coolspring, Michigan City, IN with Pastor Ruth Popkin officiating. Burial will follow at Furnessville Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Loren may be given to Furnessville Cemetery Care Fund or St. Luke United Lutheran Church.

To sign guestbook or leave condolences, please visit: (219) 874-4214.



Posted 8/5/2019




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