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James Sagarsee service Monday

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James B. "Jim" Sagarsee, age 76, of Elwood, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.

Jim was born on February 28, 1938, in Tipton to the late Tom Sagarsee and Marie (Talbot) Gosnell.

Jim married Barbara A. (nee Monize) on Sept. 27, 1958, and she passed away on Sept. 15, 2011.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Bob) Frye of Supply, No. Ca., and Felicia (Warren) Tierney of Kokomo, Ind.; and two sons, Bradford (Renee) Sagarsee of South Bend, Ind., and Rod (Tina) Sagarsee of Chesterton.

He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Sagarsee of Huntington, two sisters, Markeeta Webb of Huntington, and Cozetta Monize of Greentown, along with several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, three brothers Tom, Dick, and Sed Sagarsee, and a sister Nineth Merida.

Jim retired from Continental Can in 1985 and Chrysler Corp. in 2000. He was a member of the UAW #1166, Elwood Elks, and the Elwood Moose.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, Elwood, with Pastor James Palmer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elwood Cemetery with full military graveside service conducted by the Elwood VFW American Honor Guard Unit.

Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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Posted 5/16/2014