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George P. WallsNovember 18, 1936 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 80)
George P. Walls
November 18, 1936 - October 4, 2017
George P. "Peabody" Walls, 80, LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm in Golden Living Center/Fountainview Terrace, LaPorte, IN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, October 9, 2017 at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN and from 9:30 am - 10:00 am Monday at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. The American Legion Skwiat Post 451 and the V.F.W. 2536 will conduct full military services Monday at the church. A Wake service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday in the funeral chapel.
He was born November 18, 1936 in Aberdean, South Dakota to the late George and Venita (Russell) Walls. On September 16, 1959 in Porter County, IN he married Barbara Ann Szymkowski who survives in LaPorte, IN.
Also surviving are four daughters, Kathryn (James) Mealer of LaPorte, IN, Deborah (Brian) Otto of LaPorte, IN, Julie Bateman of LaPorte, IN and Susan (Robert, Jr.) Day of Chesterton, IN; seven grandchildren, Phillip Ransom, David Hensley, Theresa (Steven) Poort, Sarah Ransom, Jennifer Ransom, Jessica (Jon) Landis and Robert Day, III; eleven great-grandchildren, Sebrina Hensley, Steven Ransom, Devon Holmes, Ryan Otto, Autumn Hensley, Racheal Holmes, Dylan Pace, Ella Hensley, Chloey Landis, Ashur Hensley and Dustin Ransom; and his sister, Audreye Hensley of South Bend, IN.
He was also preceded in death by his great-grandchild, Matthew Ransom.
George lived all his life in Pines Township and Springfield Township. He attended Beverly Shores and Pines Township Elementary Schools; His 8th grade class was the first to graduate from the new PineTownship School - 1950. He graduated from Issac C. Elston High School in Michigan City in 1954 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps between 1954-1957 and was honorable discharged as a sergeant. He attended Indiana University. George retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Michigan City, IN after 35 years. He belonged to the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which he held the following offices at the Local Branch 455; President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. At the State Level of the Indiana State Association of Letter Carriers (ISALC), he served on the Executive Board and was the State Secretary for 20 years. George was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) and was a member of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, American Legion Skwiat Post 451 and the Knights of Columbus Council 12951 (QAS) where he served as Treasurer and other offices. He was also a 4th Degree Knight.
Contributions may be made to Queen of all Saints Legacy Center, 606 So. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.