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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Arlo Westphal.

Pelath, Budak

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Arlo Westphal.

    Whereas, Arlo Westphal, LaPorte, Indiana, died on Friday, August 11, 2000, at the age of 74;

    Whereas, Arlo Westphal was born on February 18, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, to Arnold C. and Esther H. Dysard Westphal;

    Whereas, Arlo graduated from Elston High School in Michigan City, Indiana, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University in 1951 and a master's degree from Indiana University in 1955;

    Whereas, On June 9, 1951, Arlo married Jayne Stirling in Salem, Ohio, a union which resulted in the birth of a daughter named Greta;

    Whereas, Arlo Westphal was dedicated to the educational advancement of the children of LaPorte serving as a teacher and counselor in the LaPorte school system;

    Whereas, Arlo Westphal taught for two years at Union Township School, was a teacher and counselor in the Laporte school system, and served as assistant principal at LaPorte High School from 1969 until his retirement in 1987;

    Whereas, Arlo Westphal was interested in the welfare of all the citizens of LaPorte and worked to better their lives;

    Whereas, Arlo worked tirelessly as the executive director of the LaPorte United Way for two terms and served as a past president of the LaPorte City Council;

    Whereas, Always active in his community, Arlo was an active member of the Democratic Party, enjoyed participating in the LaPorte Little Theater, was a past president and member of the LaPorte Rotary Club, because he was a Paul Harris Fellow, was a charter member of the Youth Service Board of Directors, and served on the boards of the American Red Cross, Human Rights Commission, LaPorte Redevelopment Commission, and LaPorte Fire Department Merit Commission;

    Whereas, As a member of the First Baptist Church, Arlo was the church organist for several years, served on many church boards, and taught Sunday school;

    Whereas, Arlo Westphal's service to his state and community did not go unnoticed; he was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash and the Kentucky Colonel award, the highest civilian awards given by the states of Indiana and Kentucky; and

    Whereas, Arlo Westphal touched the lives of many people, and they are better for having known him: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Arlo Westphal.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to his wife Jayne, his daughter Greta S. Friedman, and his brother Rex A. Westphal.