Keith Chadderdon, 1942-2019

Keith Fredrick Chadderdon died peacefully in his home after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was born April 3, 1942, in LaPorte, IN, to George and Bernice (Struss) Chadderdon.

Keith was a unique and caring individual who loved his family and friends dearly. He spent many years in LaPorte, where he was employed by Whirlpool, owned Poplar Beach Tavern, was a real estate broker, and managed a Kabelin’s store before retiring to Arcadia, FL, with his wife, Joni. They most recently moved to Rome, GA, to be closer to family. Keith loved soaking up the sun in a pool or at the ocean, watching the grandkids play ball, hitting the flea markets, riding his golf cart, and tinkering around the house.

Keith married Joan “Joni” (Anderson) Chadderdon on May 11, 1962, and raised three loving children: Kevin (Kristi) Chadderdon and Terry (Amy) Chadderdon, both of LaPorte, and Karen (Jeff) Armstrong of Rome, GA. Also surviving are his seven adored grandchildren, Zach (Shalane) Garab of Gadsden, AL, Grant (Courtney) Garab and Jace Armstrong, both of Rome, GA, Blake (Allie) Garab of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Alesha (Eric) Laws and Jacob Chadderdon, both of LaPorte, and Mitchell Newport of Des Moines, IA; and seven beloved great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Sawyer, Corbin, Makinna, Lainey, Noah, and Miranda.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bernice Chadderdon, and one brother, Terry Chadderdon.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP.

30 Responses to “Keith Chadderdon, 1942-2019”

  1. Barbara Carter

    May 14. 2019

    Keith was the best friend a person could ever have Will miss him greatly

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  2. Mark Novick

    May 14. 2019

    So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man!

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  3. Garrie & Marney Lambert

    May 14. 2019

    Joni we are so sorry that Keith is gone. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers and our hearts. May the wonderful memories of years gone by give you comfort. We love you Joni. Your Canadian family. ❤️

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  4. Patsy & Donald Hastings

    May 14. 2019

    We will remember all the projects Keith, Donald, and Greg managed to get in to. Their friendship was one of kind. May God comfort you through this adjustment and hold Keith in his arms. We will truly miss him and his kindness. Sending love and prayers to your entire family.

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  5. Janet was Pryblo

    May 14. 2019

    So sorry for your loss. I’m glad you’re with family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  6. Gerry and Frank Leffler

    May 14. 2019

    Joni and family, Keith was just the best easy going guy. He loved his family as evident with your move to GA to be near family. May he rest in peace. Love to you.

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  7. Bob Milks

    May 14. 2019

    Keith was one of the first people at Little wlllies to befriend me. I will miss my friend greatly, and I pray for his family.

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  8. Larry and Becky Bailey

    May 14. 2019

    Joni and family, Keith was a great guy. Always a smile on his face and willing to help anyone. I know that many people will truly miss him. Godspeed to Keith. May he rest in peace and may God give you all comfort.

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  9. Greg & Tangee Greene

    May 14. 2019

    Keith was a wonderful man and a great friend we are going to miss him dearly

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  10. Edith wittekind

    May 14. 2019

    Thinking of you at this time..Love and prayers..Don and Eydie

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  11. Debbie Miller

    May 14. 2019

    Keith you were the first person we met when we arrived at Little Willies and I was overwhelmed with your graciousness and amazing personality. Both you Joni made me feel welcome. Your smile was so contagious. I was so sad when you all moved to Georgia and left me with no neighbor to watch and enjoy. Now I am deeply saddened by the way the lord has taken you. He definitely needed another angel as strong and charismatic as you!! RIP

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  12. Mike and Fredda Bain

    May 14. 2019

    Joni we are so sorry for your loss. Keith’s smile was infectious. He will be dearly missed. Continued prayers for you and your family’!

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  13. Dick Burdine

    May 14. 2019

    So so sorry to here of Keith’s passing I have a lot of good memory GodBless

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  14. Mo Clark

    May 14. 2019

    Joni,
    So sorry for your loss. Keith was such a kind and caring man. Always there to help anyone who needed help. I truly understand your loss and pray that you will find peace and comfort knowing that you are in our prayers. Much love to you and your family.

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  15. Dick Burdine

    May 14. 2019

    So sorry for your loss. So many good memories. God bless .

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  16. Joveda & Daniel wood

    May 14. 2019

    Kevin, Kristi and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.
    Daniel &Joveda Wood

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  17. Bobbi & Dick Adams

    May 14. 2019

    We still can’t believe that Keith has passed. It was so quick. You are in our prayers, Joni. He was a wonderful man, would do anything for anyone. God is getting a good man.

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  18. Jerry Kabelin

    May 15. 2019

    The whole Kabelin family is so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing! He was a great friend, person and teammate! We could always count on him to do a terrific job! We always enjoyed the entire Chadderdon family! They are in our thoughts and prayers at this time! Kay and Jerry

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  19. Donna Perschke

    May 15. 2019

    Joni-prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

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  20. Charlie & Dora Hatfield

    May 15. 2019

    Joni, our hearts ache for you, but know God is with youto comfort you. He sure will be missed at Willies, was so sorry to see you move, but glad you are with family. May God bless and comfort you.

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  21. Ron & Joy king

    May 15. 2019

    Ron and I r so sorry for your loss. Keith was a great man always helping everyone. Someone we won’t forget. Take care and know God is with you.

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  22. Larry&Cindy Hartman

    May 15. 2019

    Our prayers are with you. So glad for the time we had at little willies. Keith will be missed. Miss you Joni and am sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

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  23. JUDY Riggs

    May 15. 2019

    I am so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing.I know what You’re feeling — it was 3 years yesterday since John passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you – HUGS ! JUDY RIGGS

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  24. Ben and Linda Mstkp

    May 15. 2019

    So very sorry for your loss Joni. Blessings for you and your family. Love and prayers Ben and Linda

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  25. Sally (Tarpley) Miller

    May 16. 2019

    Joni, so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, a great guy and classmate,
    sympathy to you and your family.

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  26. Patrick Thomson

    May 16. 2019

    Sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. The first job I ever had was at Kabelin’s and Keith took me under his wing immediately. He was always so patient and helpful. Just this week I was telling my co-workers how he taught me to properly swing a hammer so the other guys there wouldn’t tease me. What a great guy!

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  27. Winona struss

    May 19. 2019

    Joni I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was a wonderful man and he will be missed.
    I am sending love and prayers to you and your family.

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  28. Jerry Janisch

    May 21. 2019

    Worked with Keith in 68-70 at Whirlpool La Porte in the programming area. Nothing but great memories do I have for him. Sorry for your loss.

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  29. Jackie & Paul Paradise

    May 21. 2019

    Our condolences are sent to you an your family. I do not think I had the pleasure to meet you. First year at Little Willies Rv Resort.

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  30. Amber Olson List

    May 22. 2019

    Joni,
    I’m sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers my condolences to your entire family.

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