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Ernest R. Whittle

Friday February 18, 2022

Ernest Ravon Whittle, 90, of Calumet Township in Gary, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. Ernest is survived by his loving sons: Tim (Elaine) Whittle, Wayne (Darlena) Whittle, and John (Lisa) Whittle; treasured grandchildren: Joshua (Paola) Knox, Matthew (Abbey) Knox, Joshua Whittle, Brian Whittle, Raquel (Michael) Garcia, and Angelina (Peter) Guzman; cherished great grandchildren: Jaime Knox, Rowan Knox, and Gideon Guzman; and many dear extended family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Patricia.

He was born in Henderson County, Tennessee, and spent time working as a farmer and a logger at the sawmill in the winter.  In 1953, he moved to Indiana and worked part time delivering coal for Hobart Lumber.  He then was hired as a Roll Grinder at US Steel Gary Works, and worked for 30 years until his retirement.  He was an avid pheasant hunter with his dog, Ponto, and had a love for gardening and flowers.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3:00 – 7:00 PM on Friday, February 25, 2022, and again at 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 26.  Funeral services will be Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM, Pastor Dennis Starkey officiating.  Visitation and funeral services will be held at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana).  Interment Calumet Park Cemetery.  Flowers or donations to the family are welcome.  For information, call 219-736-5840.


Friday February 25, 2022
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street

Merrillville, Indiana 46410



Saturday February 26, 2022
Service @ 10:00 AM with Visitation from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street

Merrillville, IN 46410