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Louis J. Esper

March 23, 1927 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 90)
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Louis J. Esper

March 23, 1927 - March 11, 2018

Louis J. Esper, 90, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 8:30 am in his home.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1001 W. 8th Street, Michigan City, Indiana with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018 and Friday from 8:30 am till 9:30 am at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. The American Legion Skwiat Post 451 and the VFW Post 236 will conduct a memorial service Thursday evening at 6:00 pm in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel. Full military services will be offered Friday in Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born March 23, 1927 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Michael and Najlah (George) Esper. On November 9, 1952 in El Paso, Texas he married Maria Elsa Rosales, who survives Michigan City, Indiana. Also surviving are two daughters, Dr. Rossanna Maria (Dr. George) Massey of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Diana (Harrel) Davis of Santa Fe, New Mexico, son, Michael (Lee Ann) Esper of Michigan City, Indiana; Five grandchildren, Anastasia (Amza) Moglan of Los Angeles, California, Sophia Esper of Peace Corps serving in Africa, Arianna Esper of Chicago, Illinois, Erika (Jeff) Wright of Lagunitas, California along with Austin (Katie) Massey of Portland, Oregon; Great-Grandchild, Starla Rose Wright of Lagunitas, California; Sister, Ruth Swanson of Michigan City, Indiana; He was preceded in death by six sisters, Adelle Peterman, Helen Chauvin, Virginia Browning, Margaret Mahaffey, Ann Tanber and Evelyn Esper along with three brothers, George Esper, Michael Esper and Esper;

Lou was a graduate of Elston High School, American Technical Institute, Shuford Barber College, Richmond, Virginia. Action Course in Practical Politics, Michigan City, Indiana. Since 1952 he owned & operated Lou Esper Barber's Stylist. He was secretary-treasurer of Barber Local 594 of LaPorte County for 18 years, member of the American Legion Skwiat Post 451, VFW Post 2536, Disabled American Veterans, Moose Lodge 980 Family Center, Legion of the Moose, charter member, former President and treasurer of the League of United Latin American Citizens #5006, St. Anthony's Maronite Aid Society along with the Young Men's Syrian Lebanese Christian Association. Presently serving on the Building Code Board of Appeals for the city of Michigan City. Lou was an avid bowler, participating in many bowling leagues and enjoyed playing in the 76er's Golf League. He served in the US Navy during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific and Philippines then was called back by US Navy to serve during the Korean War.

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