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Edward "Ed" William Ahlgrim

April 3, 1933 — September 27, 2022

Edward "Ed" William Ahlgrim, 89, of La Porte, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Brentwood at La Porte.

He was born in La Porte, IN, on April 3, 1933 to Edward W. and Eleanor M. (Miller) Ahlgrim.

Ed graduated from La Porte High School in 1951 and attended Ball State.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Track Vehicle Repairman from September 1953 to 1955, stationed in Germany.  After his enlistment, he went to General Motors Institute (now known as Kettering University) and became a Certified Automotive Mechanic.  From 1959 to 1968, he owned Ed's Standard Service Gas Station on Lincolnway in La Porte.  In 1969 he began working at the U.S. Post Office until his retirement in 1992.

Ed enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, bowling, woodworking, and bingo.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1130.

On July 18, 1964 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, he married Flora Moyer, who preceded him in death on November 19, 2020.

Others preceding him in death are his parents; sister-in-law, Mary Tarnow; brothers-in-law, Robert Tarnow, Harold Matteson, Richard Lighthall, and Robert Zinkel; and daughter-in-law, Rebecah Moyer.

Surviving are his son, Kevin (Joyce) Ahlgrim of La Porte; daughter, Christine (James) Harper of Tucson, AZ; stepson, David Moyer of Three Oaks, MI; sister, Arlene Lighthall of Del Mar, CA; grandchildren, Kyle (Andrea) Ahlgrim of La Porte, Stephanie Pietrzak of La Porte, Tyler Ahlgrim of La Porte, David (Sydney) Pietrzak of La Porte, Michael Moyer of Sarasota, FL, Dylan Moyer of Three Oaks, MI, and Aaron Moyer of Three Oaks, MI; 4 great-grandchildren, Silas, Grace, Jacob, and Elijah; 2 sisters-in-law, Nellie Zinkel of Homewood, IL and Janet Matteson of Las Cruces, NM; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brentwood at La Porte and Heart To Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

A Public Graveside Service With Military Honors will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022,  at Patton Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Hines officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Heart To Heart Hospice, 402 Wall St., Suite 22, Valparaiso, IN 46383 or Paladin Inc., 4315 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN 46360.

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