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James M. Lovejoy

January 9, 1946 — September 15, 2021

James M. Lovejoy, 75, a happily retired lifelong resident of the town of Rolling Prairie, IN, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

James was born on January 9, 1946 in Great Falls, MT, to James M. Lovejoy and Helen Marion Martinowitz.

On November 13, 1965, he married Sue Ann Fall, who preceded him in death on September 2, 2021.  James and Sue enjoyed 55 years of marriage.

Surviving James are his daughter, Lori Winters; son, Ron Lovejoy; 4 grandchildren, Cole Winters, Ashley Thayer, Haley Spencer, and Damen Lovejoy; and 2 great-grandchildren, Kyndra Thayer and Logan Spencer.  James was a proud Yorkie dog owner as he leaves behind his 14 year old Yorkie, Reggie.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

James proudly served in the United States Army, as an SGT E5, from September 27, 1965 to September 16, 1968, during Vietnam.  He later worked and retired from Ed Cote, a local steel plant in New Carlisle.  Since his retirement in the early 2000's, James has spent the majority of his time avidly reading books and keeping up with local news.

James enjoyed many hobbies and activities, but his favorite was watching each and every one of  his grandchildren play ball.  He attended every high school baseball game of his grandson, Cole, and kept statistics, of every player on the team, for all 4 years of varsity baseball.  He went to every one of his granddaughters' softball games and recorded statistics for their games as well.   When his great-grandchildren recently began playing ball, he followed suit being at every game for them.  James loved watching them all play.

James will be remembered for his sarcastic attitude and witty comebacks, as he had a select few phrases he loved to say. He was notorious for telling his grandkids if they grabbed a snack while visiting his house, “Leave a dollar!” or asking them “Does this look like a hotel to you?”, always chuckling at their confusion.  James had several phrases he loved saying that are rated for a mature audience.  These phrases can now be laughed and smiled at by his grandchildren, as they repeat them in his memory. James will be deeply missed by all of his loved ones.

Per his request, cremation will take place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Memorial contributions may be directed to American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, Illinois, 60603 or the National Autism Association, One Park Avenue, Suite 1, Portsmouth, RI  02871.

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