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Ira Leon Ashcraft

January 5, 1936 — September 3, 2020

Ira Leon Ashcraft, 84, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at La Porte Hospital and Health Services.

Ira was born on January 5, 1936 in Carlisle, IN, to Elsworth and Virginia (Phillips) Ashcraft.

On June 29, 1956 in La Porte, he married Gertrude who survives.  Also surviving are his daughters, Cheri (Bill) Campbell of The Villages, FL and Susan (John) Principe of La Porte; 6 grandchildren, Jenifer Muller of Clarksville, VA, Matthew Muller of La Porte, Kyle Principe of Portage, Ashley Principe of New Carlisle, Max Principe of La Porte, and Kristyn Principe of La Porte; 3 great-grandchildren, Jordyn Thresh, Brooke McKee and Riley McKee; 1 great great-grandchild, Mason Thresh; siblings, Delbert (Pat) Ashcraft of La Porte, Sue Doane of FL, Phyllis McMahon of La Porte, and Rita Wrangler of Las Vegas; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ira was a truck driver for many years.  He enjoyed playing cards and BINGO.  Ira enjoyed visiting the Pipe Shop.  Most importantly, he loved being active in the lives of his children and grandchildren.  Ira and Gertrude were blessed with 64 years of marriage.

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

Memorial contributions may be directed to the LPHS Choir program, 602 F. Street, La Porte, IN 46350.

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