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James E. Wright, Jr. passes away at 73

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James E. Wright, Jr. (Jim), 73, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020, after a battle with cancer.

He was born February 13, 1947m to James Elmer Wright, Sr. and Rachel B. Weiler of LaPorte, IN. Both proceeded him in death as well as a grandson, Logan Wright.

He is survived by his three children: Ryan (Amy) Wright of Indianapolis, Kristen (John) Oberle of Chesterton, and Tracy (Jeff) Miller of Burns Harbor; one sister, Linda Funnel of South Bend; and seven grandchildren: Brieanne (Tyler) Conroy, Justin Wright, Kayla Karriman, Megan Wright, Brandon Pritchett, Emily Pritchett, and Garrett Oberle.

He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in LaPorte, Indiana. He graduated from LaPorte High School and was a veteran of the US Army.

Jim enjoyed researching his family tree, was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed playing sports video games. He was also an umpire and team manager for State Park Little League in his younger years.

Arrangements are being handled by White-Love Funeral Home of Chesterton, IN.

A graveside service for family and close friends will be at a later date.

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Posted 8/18/2020




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