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08-Leo Orr Garriott
Birth: 27 Jan 1911, Aix, Jasper Co, IN: Bk H4/38 (listed as female)
Death: 27 Apr 2004, Portage, Porter Co, IN- age 93
Occupation: Mechanic [dau marr appl]
Father: Carter Garriott
Marriage: 24 May 1934, Glen Park, Gary, Lake Co, IN
Spouse: Emma Theresa KELOFCHAK
Birth: 19 Dec 1910, Peoria Co, IL
Death: 14 Sep 1981, Porter Co, IN- age 70, of Tuberculosis
Burial: Calvary Cemetery
Occupation: SSN: 311-68-7944/IN
CHILDREN: Leo and Emma had two children:
09----SANDRA KAY GARRIOTT [b. 29 Jun 1936, Lake Co, IN];
Sandra 1st married Charles Robert ANDREWS [b. 6 Mar 1934, Gary, Lake Co, IN], an apprentice Instrument Repairman, on 31 Aug 1954, Lake Co, IN: Bk 157/110, he the son of Carl S Andrews and Irene Bass.
Sandra 2nd married Norbert Jordon WATTS [b. 15 Sep 1935; d. 17 Oct 1974- age 39, bur. Calvary Cemetery], SSN: 430-56-8936/AR on 13 Dec 1958, Porter Co, IN, had three children; and
09----RICHARD NOEL GARRIOTT.
1940 Lake Co, IN census: has Leo O Garriott 29, b. IN, Electrician-Sheet Mill; Emma T Garriott 29, b. IL; and Sandra K Garriott 3, b. IN.
OBITUARY: Leo Orr Garriott "The Ramrod" Portage Please note change in funeral arrangements Leo Orr "The Ramrod" Garriott, age 93 of Portage, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2004. Leo was born on January 27, 1911 in Rensselaer, IN, the son of Carter and Leota (Burns) Garriott. A Portage resident since 1932, Leo was married to Emma T Kelofchak on May 24, 1934 in Gary and she preceded him in death on September 14, 1981. Leo was a retired supervisor in the Tractor Shop of US Steel for 42 years and was well known as "The Ramrod". Leo was a founding member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Chapter 9114, the Porter County Right to Life, the International Order of Foresters and the National Rifle Association, a founding member of the local Steel Workers Union and was politically active. His greatest enjoyment was playing with the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Leo is survived by his loving family: his son, Richard (Christine) Garriott of Kissimmee, FL; his daughter, Sandra Watts of Michigan City, IN; grandchildren: Robin Moon of Gila, NM, Dawn Sullivan of Lake Station, IN, Eric (Donna) Watts of Plymouth, IN, Penny (Paul) Guckenbuger of Greencastle, IN, Rick Martin, Mick Martin, Jamie Martin and Jimmie Martin; great grandchildren: Linda Puckett, Ricky Good, Joseph Sullivan, Jr., Jeremiah Good, Stephen Sullivan, Robert Good, Janessa Moon, Natalie Garriott, Russell Garriott, Sydney Guckenbuger and Samantha Guckenbuger; great-great grandchildren: Ashley Kazen, Jordan Sullivan, Ariel Puckett, Hailee Good, Aubrey Good and Linnette Sullivan; sister, Bernice Garriott of Hobart, IN; grandsons-in-law, Jeffrey Moon and Joe Sullivan, and other loving family and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Emma and his grandson Russell Garriott in October, 1999. Visitation for Leo Garriott will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday, with a Rosary Service at 3:00 pm at Engel Funeral Home, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN. Funeral services will be on Saturday, DIRECTLY at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage, with viewing from 9:15 am until the time of Mass at 10:00 am, with Father Walter Rakoczy officiating. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Portage. For further information call Engel Funeral Home at (219) 762-8595.
[Published in The Times from 4/29/2004 - 4/30/2004 & Kathy in NW IN]