Richard Loomis, 1931-2019

Richard Neal Loomis, 87, of LaPorte, IN, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Brentwood in LaPorte.

He was born in rural LaPorte County, IN, on Aug. 29, 1931, to Vern and Aldean (Link) Loomis.

Richard served honorably in the U.S. Army. He worked for Joy Manufacturing for many years before retiring from Roll Coater. He enjoyed gardening and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

Richard married Betty (Dadlow) Loomis, who survives in LaPorte. Also surviving are his beloved children, Neal Loomis of North Judson, IN, and Ned Loomis of Valparaiso, IN; and grandchildren, Shayla Brown of Wanatah, IN, Cory Busse of Winamac, IN, and Ashly Fifield of Valparaiso.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, with Pastor Ronald Brauer officiating. A time of visitation will take place from noon until the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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3 Responses to “Richard Loomis, 1931-2019”

  1. Tim Parks

    Jan 13. 2019

    Worked with him for many years, will remember all of his favorite sayings. RIP Richard

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  2. Joe Nehl

    Jan 15. 2019

    Neal we are so sorry to hear about your Dad,you are in our thoughts & Prayers. Joe & Beth Nehl

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  3. Sally Bachman Bergman

    May 13. 2019

    I am sorry to see this news albeit quite late. He and his wonderful smile will be missed. May God keep you. Love to you, Betty.

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