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Memorial visitation Friday for James Edward Stalbaum

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James Edward Stalbaum, 74, of Springville, Tennessee, formerly of Otis, Indiana, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015.

He was born January 13, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late James G. and Agnes Stalbaum.

On November 4, 1961, he married Carlene (Wilke) Stalbaum in Michigan City, Indiana, who preceded him in death on May 4, 2000.

On June 30, 2001, Jim married Judy (Parrish) Stalbaum in Michigan City, Indiana, who survives in Springville, Tennessee.

James is survived by children, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Stalbaum of Chesterton, IN, John (Carrie) Stalbaum of LaPorte, IN, and Carla (Demetrius) Morris of Kissimmee, FL. Grandchildren are Margaret Stalbaum, Matthew (Melissa) Stalbaum, Brandi Cook, Amber Stalbaum, Connor Stalbaum, Carson Stalbaum and Kory Reid. Great -grandchildren are Jace Pickford and Michael Urban.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Philip Jeffrey Stalbaum.

Surviving siblings include Lucille Chodzko, of Oak Lawn, IL, and Ronald (Janice) Stalbaum, of Maryland.

Additionally, Jim is survived by step-children Lori Parrish of Springville, TN, and Terry (Megan) Parrish of Granger, IN. Step-grandchildren are Tiffany, Steffany, Katelynn, Gabriella, Mara, Levi and Jack.

In his younger years, Jim was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Jim was known by all as a very jolly man that knew no strangers as he would talk to just about anyone. Most of all, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and neighbors. He will be missed by all that knew him.

The family will receive friends on May 1, 2015, for a memorial visitation from 5:00 8:00 p.m., at Newhard Funeral Home, in Westville, IN.

A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make monetary donations to the family to help offset funeral expenses.

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Posted 54/30/2015




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