LARRY L. AILES VALPARAISO, IN Larry L. Ailes, 68, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Horton VNA Hospice Center. He was born May 2, 1944 in Valparaiso to George and Leona (Dondlinger) Ailes. Larry graduated from Boone Grove High School and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Indiana University. He was a teacher and principal in several area schools, including Portage, Washington Township, Wheeler, and Westville, retiring from Union Center as an elementary PE teacher. Larry also farmed in Porter County. On August 6, 1983 at his farm, he married Patricia "Pat" McCandless, who survives, along with three children: Larry "LP" Ailes of Bloomington, Nikki (Mark) Thorn of Valparaiso, and Jennifer Toscano of Florida; eight grandchildren: Amber, Freddie, Nicholas, Katie, Karlie, Gianna, Francesca and Anthony; one great grandson, Nathan; and one brother, Walt (Dorothy) Ailes of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Kosanke Funeral Home, 105 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts with Rev. Craig Forwalter officiating. Burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 PM. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of Porter County. Kosankefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Times on Mar. 12, 2013