James "Jim" A. Perz

James “Jim” A. Perz, 83, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021.


Jim was born December 1, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Alex and Sherry (Rumbakowski) Perz.


On May 20, 1960 Jim married Shirley Koepke who survives.


Jim served his country in the United States Marine Corps for two years.  He worked at Clark Equipment and National Can.  He then decided to start his own business and became a distributor for Joy Dog Food until his retirement.  He was a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Northwestern Indiana Beagle Club and the American Legion.


Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He is survived by two daughters, Karen Wingett (Ken) of Panama Beach City, Florida, and Kelly (Jeff) Mandeville of La Porte, Indiana; two grandchildren, Jacob Paul Mandeville and Abigail Faith Mandeville; and a sister, Janet Siderits of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kathy Ann Perz; a granddaughter, Kayla Paige Wingett; and a brother, William Perz.


There will be no services and cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


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