JERRY H. "CHIEF" LaPORTE, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Surviving are his daughters, Dawn LaPorte (Christopher Hanks) of Fort Wayne and Angel (Adam) Vicsek of New Carlisle, Ind.; brother, Michael LaPorte of Michigan and Cheryl Beaver of Texas; two grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie G. LaPorte. Memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Carmichael Funeral Service. Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Service.