Jerry Wayne Huffman, 71, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 12:05 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Northwest Health, La Porte.
He was born October 22, 1949, in Buffalo, Indiana, to Loyal Gene and Elizabeth (Tooley) Huffman.
Jerry was a member of the First Pentecostal Church, La Porte. He opened his heart and home for 27 foster children over eight years. Jerry adopted his granddaughter and two of his foster children. He enjoyed vacationing and taking trips to the zoo with his wife. Jerry had a loving personality and was there for others who needed him.
On October 19, 1999, in New Carlisle, Indiana, he married Ida Sue (Lawson) Huffman, who survives.
Also surviving are his three sons, Jeremy Huffman of La Porte, Darwin Allen of Louisville, Kentucky and Lucus Huffman of La Porte; two daughters, Laveah and Kendall Huffman both of La Porte; one sister, Sarah Mullins of La Porte; and three grandchildren, Alexis Moore Sallie, Tiera Moore Minandi and Ezekel Moore.
Preceding in death by his parents; two daughters, Robin Lynn Huffman and Penny Sue Alilovich; two brothers, Ted and William Huffman; and one grandson, Gary Alilovich.
Cremation will take place. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at First Pentecostal Church, 1930 Boyd Blvd., La Porte, with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating. Burial will take place at Salem Heights Cemetery. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.
Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.