Jerry Mills

Jerry Mills, 59, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020.


Jerry was born August 16, 1961, in La Porte, Indiana to Richard and Mary (Watson) Mills.

On May 22, 1982 Jerry married Rebecca L. Hammonds who survives.


Jerry was retired from Dye Mechanical where he was a heavy-duty diesel mechanic for 20 years. He was a former member of Kingsford Union Volunteer Fire Department. He belonged to the Moose Lodge and Senior Bowling League. He enjoyed volunteering at La Porte Hospital. He also coached baseball and basketball for many years when his children were younger.

Jerry was a die-hard Notre Dame, Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. He enjoyed going to NASCAR races and playing cards with his family. He was an avid car lover. He loved working on and driving different cars.


Jerry’s greatest passion was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was his family’s biggest supporter and made sure to be as involved in their lives as possible. He had the biggest heart and was willing to help anyone who needed it.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rebecca; children, Nicholas (Natalie) Mills, Nathan Mills, and Heather (Jeremy) Voorhees all of La Porte; 9 grandchildren, Jamison Mills, Levi Mills, Avelyn Mills, Henry Mills, Harrison Mills, Charlie Mills, Kaiden Voorhees, Colten Voorhees, Montserrat Salinas-Voorhees; three sisters Mariann Williams, Karen Nieto, and Lorrie Mills all of Tucson, Arizona; and two brothers, Michael Mills of Michigan City, Indiana and John (Teri) Mills of La Porte, Indiana.


He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard “Dickie” Mills.


Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Michigan City.


Memorial contributions may be made to The Lupus Foundation, 2600 N Mayfair Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226.


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