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Memorial Service Sunday for James Armstrong

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James Armstrong, 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.

Memorial visitation 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.

Memorial donations may be to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 4/17/2015




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