James E. DeArmond
James E. DeArmond, 83, of Chicago, passed away on Thursday, May 4.
James was born on Dec. 22, 1933, in East Chicago, to Samuel and Mabel DeArmond. He grew up in the Marktown neighborhood of East Chicago and was a graduate of Lowell High School. He worked as a lithographer and supervisor at the American Can Company until retiring after 36 years of service.
James married Audrey Campbell on Jan. 9, 1954. They were longtime residents of Crown Point. In 1997, they moved to Winamac, where he served on the town council. They traveled extensively touring Mexico, Alaska, Europe and Africa.
James was an avid outdoorsman and sports fan. He coached Babe Ruth League baseball for many years winning the state championship in 1970.
James enjoyed meeting people and was loved by everyone. His incredible sense of humor often made him the life of the party. James was a wonderful father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his children: Daniel DeArmond, Timothy [Cindy] DeArmond, Laura Rathburn, and Jill DeArmond; grandchildren: John [Whitney] DeArmond, Heather [Alex] Ostrowski, Christopher DeArmond, Dillon Hott, Michael DeArmond, and Sarah Perez; and great-grandchild Lila DeArmond.
James was preceded in death by his wife Audrey DeArmond; sisters Jeanette Lehmann and Norma Harmon; brother Don DeArmond; and daughter-in-law Becky DeArmond.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 12, at Kish Funeral Home, 10000 Calumet Ave., Munster, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.
(Pulaski County Journal — May 10, 2017)