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Leroy Archie Dolph

February 12, 1937 June 25, 2020
Leroy Archie Dolph
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Leroy Archie Dolph, 83, of Michigan City, passed away peacefully at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020 in his home.

He was born February 12, 1937, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Leo K. and Helen (Schwanke) Dolph.

Leroy was a devoted husband, father and papa. He worked 40+ years for Kingsley Furniture in La Porte. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, making and upholstering furniture, gardening and being outside, fishing, watching classic western movies and the Chicago Cubs. Leroy would talk to anyone and always leave them smiling with his lighthearted sense of humor.

On June 24, 1958, in Hernando, Mississippi, he married Karen Mae (Menke) Dolph, who preceded him in death June 20, 2015.

Also preceding in death were his parents; nine siblings, Jim, Kenny, Richard, Phyllis, Jean, Louise, Shirley, Mary Jane and Thelma.

Surviving are his three daughters, Donna (Leon Young) Dolph of Lakewood, Colorado, Dawn (Shannon) West and Rhonda (Joe) Novak both of La Porte; four sons, Mark (Marion), Thomas (Lisa), Ron and Robert Dolph all of Michigan City; three siblings, Jerry (Rosa) Dolph, Don (Shirley) Dolph, and Betty Green; sixteen grandchildren, Mark Dolph Jr., Brett, Kailynn (Daniel) Blakley, Thomas, Kristen, Leighton, Nicholas, and Hayden Dolph, Gabrielle, Ethan, Olivia, and Preston West, Shelby Young, Joe Novak Jr., Zachary, and Lorelei Novak; and eleven great grandchildren, Hayley, Damien, Malakai, Makhail, Makari, La’Nia, Maliyah, Anthony Dolph and Lillie Young, Lilah, and Levi Blakley.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 12 p.m. until 4p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 in memory of Leroy Archie Dolph.

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Lakeview Funeral Home

247 West Johnson Road
La Porte, IN 46350

Lakeview Funeral Home
247 West Johnson Road La Porte 46350 IN
United States

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