George Fayette Armstrong, 85 of Hebron, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022. He was born on November 5, 1936 in Hammond, Indiana to John S. Armstrong and Orrie Lucille Granger. He graduated Hebron High School in 1954 and went to Purdue University to study engineering. After two good years at Purdue, George enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he achieved the rank of Corporal in Intelligence. In 1959 when he was discharged, he returned to college at Valparaiso University earning a degree in Biology. George met Norma Jane Park through a mutual friend, Byron McColly, who was teaching at Portage where Norma also taught. They were married in 1960. As the result of the marriage, they had two sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. Both sons met their wives while attending Purdue and are graduates from there. George worked five years in the engineering department at U.S. Steel before earning his degree at Valparaiso University. He spent most of his entire working career in the steel industry at virtually all of the mills in Northwest Indiana and South Chicago. During his working career, George was actively involved with the Boy Scouts, local politics (served one term on Valparaiso City Council), Orak Shrine Motor Patrol, Scottish Rite, and Church, as well as attending school sporting events that his sons participated in. George was a member of Technical Engineers 130 and retired in the spring of 2001.
George remained involved with Church and family, Growing Hope Globally, gardening, livestock, old tractors, and oilfield engines with memberships in South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society, Northern Indiana Historical Power Association and Northwest Michigan Engine & Thresher Club. George is survived by wife Norma; sons, Drew (Deb) and Fred (Susan); and grandchildren, Margaret, John and Sam.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at First Christian Church D.O.C., 1507 Glendale from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with a service beginning at 12:00 PM The family welcomes donations to First Christian Church Building Fund as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.
My deepest condolences to the Armstrong family. Thoughts and prayers to you all on this difficult time. May God give you the peace and strength you need at this difficult time. -Lisa Hanenburg (Hasse Construction)