This is the obituary for James Kemmerly, the husband of my grandmother’s sister Katherine (Fitzgerald) Kemmerly. It was published in the Northwest Indiana Times in Valparaiso, Indiana.
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Obituary for James Kemmerly
James “Jim” Kemmerly
James “Jim” Kemmerly, 78, of Crown Point, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2000 at his home. Survived by his wife Katherine, of 45 years; children: Linda Collins (Chuck) Leinonen of Crown Point, Charles Kemmerly of Crown Point, and Jami Kemmerly of Highland; grandchildren: Joel Collins, Jessica Collins, Aubrey Kemmerly and Derek Leinonen; great-grandchildren, Daniel Collins and Hailie Collins; special friend “Fritz”; and a sister, Gloria Simmons of Chicago. Preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Irene Kemmerly and son, James Earl Kemmerly.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. from the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 South Cline Ave., Schererville, Indiana, (one miles south of US 30). Burial, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family Wednesday, October 4th, 2 to 9 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home.
Jim was the owner of K & W Trophies in Crown Point; member of Navajo Saddle Club and numerous saddle clubs. He was a member of the Lake County Agricultural Society and Superintendent of the Western Show. He was retired from Chicago Flame Hardening. A Lieutenant with the Merchant Marines. Jim’s favorite past time was camping and trail riding with his friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family.