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Jim Else service Monday

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Jim Else passed away at Porter Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

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.


Posted 9/9/2013