Jim Else passed away at Porter Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 5,
He is survived by his loving wife, Sarah E. Else, his children: James E.
Else III (Lisa), Susan Engstrom, Christina Else, Sarah Lynn Else and
grandchildren: Logan Engstrom, Zack Engstrom, Sean Engstrom, Alyssa Engstrom,
Danielle Else, Samantha Else and Sierra Else.
Also surviving are his siblings: Thomas Else (Ruth) and Linda Bogdan (John),
nephews: William Else and Thomas Else (Jessica), his step-children Wynette
Archer, Richard Archer, Jeremy Archer and Al Archer and step-grandchildren:
Ronald Owen, Felicity Justin, Anthony Justin, Morgan Archer, Mark Archer,
Michelle Archer, Caleb Archer, Grace Archer and Heaven Archer.
Jim graduated from Portage High School in 1963. He was a millwright at U.S.
Steel for forty years. His hobbies included working on and collecting cars.
Jim had a great sense of humor and zest for life. He was a devoted father,
not only to his own children, but to approximately 120 foster children
between the mid-1970s-1980s. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his
first wife Carolyn Else and an infant son.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 3 p.m.
until 7 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m. at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525
South 2nd St., Chesterton, 219-926-1309. Cremation will follow.