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James Connett

June 27, 1927 — September 20, 2022

Michigan City

James Connett

James Milton Connett

June 27, 1927-September 20, 2022

James Milton Connett, age 95, of Michigan City, IN, passed away Tuesday September 20, 2022 at Franciscan Alliance, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 27, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Isaac M. Connett Jr. and Emma Jean (Smith) Connett.

On May 27, 1947, at St Paul's in Michigan City, James married the love of his life, Janet Krug, who survives.  He is also survived by his son, Gilbert Alan (Yvonne) Connett of Stagecoach, CO; daughters, Sandra Lee Winski of La Porte, Heather Anne (Richard) Slater of La Porte, Kimberly (Gail) House of Canton, GA; son-in-law, Robert Winski of La Porte; grandchildren, Traci (Sean) Steder, Gregory Slater, Pamela House, Bradley (Courtney) House, John Connett, Jeffrey (Melissa) Connett, Kathryn (Jason) Mitschelen, James (Suzy) Winski; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Hannah Steder, Pepper and Harper Connett, Elizabeth Winski, Emma Mitschelen and Aubrey Staback.

James was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul Connett; sister, Dorothea Jean Nahas and great-grandson, Miller Bradley House.

James served as a Merchant Marine during WWII, enlisting with the help of his father when he was only 15. He went on to become the owner of Connett Cookie Company, retiring in 1984. James made friends everywhere he went and served with several organizations including the St Joseph Masonic Lodge #45 in South Bend, the Shriners and was Past Exalted Ruler of The Elks Lodge 432 in Michigan City. He was an avid golfer, loved to work in his yard, was an excellent dancer and enjoyed roller skating at the rink in Michigan City, where he met his beautiful wife.  Together they traveled internationally to such places as Spain, Germany and Switzerland and around the U.S. in their Motorhome or R.V.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend who leaves a legacy of humor, kindness and respect.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN.  Cremation will take place, with burial at Heckman Cemetery at a later date.

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