James Ralph Kendall, age 74 of Valparaiso, passed away on
Thursday, January 8, 2009 in Valparaiso.
He was born on October 27, 1934 in Marion, Ill. the son of
Royce Thomas and Mahala Josephine (McDowell) Kendall, who preceded him in
was married on May 8, 1954 to Margaret Jean Holley, who survives of
James is also survived by his son, Robert Thomas (Amalia)
Kendall of Chesterton; daughter, Mahala Jo (Michael) Barbauld of Grand
Rapids, Mich.; brothers, Kenneth (Mildred) Kendall of Portage and Donald
(Eileen) Kendall of Springfield, Mo.; and grandchildren, Stephanie, Nicholas
James was a member of Portage Christian Center, retired from
LTV where he worked as a High Voltage Electrician, and was a member of the
LTV Retirees Breakfast Club. He enjoyed working on his home and loved to
A private memorial service will be held for the family.
Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage.
Arrangements are under the direction of Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.
Memorial gifts may be made to the VNA Foundation for Hospice
Care, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.