Harry Lewis Chapman, 84, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 6:48 p.m. in Golden Living Center - La Porte, La Porte, Indiana, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 121 E. 7th St., Michigan City, Indiana, with Pastor Nancy Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.
He was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Peotone, Illinois, to the late Leon and Velma M. (Paulsen) Chapman. On June 25, 1955, Harry married Roberta Short of North Judson, Indiana, and is survived by their two children, Kirby S. (Sandra) Chapman of Oak Park, Illinois, and Jill L. (Dave) Johnson of Michigan City, Indiana. On June 27, 1989, he married Peggy Johnston and gained a step-son, Charlie (Lorine) Taylor of Milton, Florida, and step-daughter, Lynn (Richie) Crum of Booneville, Mississippi. Five granddaughters whom he loved dearly: Caroline (Jeff) VanSickle, Emma (RJ Kucia) Chapman, Sarah (Aaron) Johnson Puntarelli, Melissa (Trevor) Forker and Ashley (Will) Collins; and a grandson, Jason (Melody) Taylor; along with a brother, Leon Chapman of Seattle, Washington.
He is known and widely respected, locally, for owning and operating Chappy’s Stadium Inn on Wabash and Arthur streets, Michigan City, Indiana, and growing its business over the years alongside his wife Peggy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Michigan City, Indiana, and for most of 17 years Peggy and him spent their winters in Indian Shores, Florida, and Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 121 E. 7th St., Michigan City, IN 46360 or to the Michigan City Booster Club c/o Michigan City High School Athletic Department, 8466 W. Pahs Road, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.
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