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James R. 'Jim' McGowan passes away at age 57

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James R. “Jim” McGowan, age 57 of Chesterton, IN, originally from Whiting, IN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Jim was born on May 16, 1960, in Hammond, IN, to Jim and Diane (Abercrombie) McGowan.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Becky (Shebish) McGowan; children, Jimmy, Alex, and Chloe McGowan; sister, Dawn “Missy” Brim, step-mom Lori (Mac) Sakal; and extended family and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and infant son Eric.

Jim traveled the country working as an Automotive Manufacturing Manager. He enjoyed camping and swimming at Steinke Resort in Michigan while having a couple of beers with friends. But most of all, he loved teasing his kids, “Goob”, “Peanut”, and “Kyle”.

A Memorial and Prayer Service will be held in October. Further announcements will be forthcoming. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Jim’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at The Cleveland Clinic Memorial Regional Cancer Center, Porter Memorial, Addison Pointe Rehabilitation, and VNA Hospice for their care and kindness. It is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 9/8/2017




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