age 79 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
He was born on
February 29, 1936 in Wabash, IN, to Vernon and Dencil (Bartaway) Armstrong.
On June 23, 1956 in
Wabash, IN, he married his high school sweetheart, Diane Vice, who survives
of Chesterton, IN.
He is also survived
by his son, Mark James (Patricia) Armstrong of Chesterton, IN; daughters,
Sheri (James) Zimmer of Valparaiso, IN and Linda (James) Dunbar of Portage,
IN; sister, Janet K. Hess of South Bend, IN; grandchildren, Jason, James and
Catherine Armstrong, Mitch and Vanessa Zimmer and John (Jennifer) Miller.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and brother, Donald Armstrong.
James was a devoted
husband, father and grandfather. He had a passion for gardening and loved
attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He retired from teaching
after 39 years. The family would like to thank the VNA and the caregivers of
ComForCare Home Care.
A memorial service
will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of
service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
may be to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
Cremation will be
performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.
may be left for the family at