Nov. 26, 1923 - Dec. 18, 2013
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LAPORTE - Mr. Stanley "Skid" Small, 90, of LaPorte, Indiana, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Golden Living Center Fountainview in LaPorte, IN. He was born November 26, 1923, in Hagwich, Illinois, the son of John Small and Mary (Kuc) Small. Stanley worked as a machinist for 36 years at Allis Chalmers, retiring in 1982; he also retired as a carpenter after 30 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, veteran of the US Navy during WW II. Stanley was a member of the V.F.W. Post #1130 and American Legion Michigan City Swait Post #451. He was an active member of the LaPorte High School Booster Club. He was very active and involved in all youth sports throughout his life. Stanley loved being involved with his grandchildren and their sports. He and Katherine loved to dance, and enjoyed traveling all over to compete in dance contests. On January 22, 1955, in LaPorte, he married Katherine (Eggert) Small, who survives. He is also survived by his daughter - Peggy (John) Moore of Michigan City, IN; son - David (Kimberly) Small of LaPorte, IN; 2 grandsons - Matthew Jones and Nathan Jones; and brother - William (JoAnn) Harber of South Bend, IN. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Walter Small, George Harber; and 2 sisters, Sophia Pavolka and Amelia Olson. Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN, where the family will receive friends today, December 20, 2013, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 9:00 am until time of service. A life celebration will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 10:00 am, with Rev. Evan Lash officiating. Interment will follow at the Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 46350; or to the Donor's Choice. Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.
Haverstock Funeral Home
602 Maple Avenue LaPorte, IN 46350
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 20, 2013