Jerry Huffman, 1949-2021


Jerry Wayne Huffman, 71, of La Porte, Ind., passed away peacefully at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Northwest Health – La Porte.

He was born Oct. 22, 1949, in Buffalo, Ind., to Loyal Gene and Elizabeth (Tooley) Huffman.

Jerry was a member of First Pentecostal Church, La Porte. He opened his heart and home for 27 foster children over eight years. Jerry adopted his granddaughter and two of his foster children. He enjoyed vacationing and taking trips to the zoo with his wife. Jerry had a loving personality and was there for others who needed him.

On Oct. 19, 1999, in New Carlisle, Ind., he married Ida Sue (Lawson) Huffman, who survives.

Also surviving are his three sons, Jeremy Huffman of La Porte, Darwin Allen of Louisville, Ky., and Lucus Huffman of La Porte; two daughters, Laveah and Kendall Huffman, both of La Porte; one sister, Sarah Mullins of La Porte; and three grandchildren, Alexis Moore Sallie, Tiera Moore Minandi and Ezekel Moore.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two daughters, Robin Lynn Huffman and Penny Sue Alilovich; two brothers, Ted and William Huffman; and one grandson, Gary Alilovich.

Cremation will take place. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at First Pentecostal Church, 1930 Boyd Blvd., La Porte, with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating. Burial will take place at Salem Heights Cemetery. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, is handling arrangements.

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