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James Topitges

September 7, 1955 — September 3, 2023

 

James G. Topitges  

September 7, 1955-September 3, 2023

 

James Topitges, 67, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 in La Porte, IN.

 

He was born September 7, 1955 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of George J. Topitges and Helen (Skouras) Topitges.

 

James lived much of his life in the La Porte area, graduating from La Porte High School and then receiving his Bachelor of Industrial Relations from Purdue University. After graduation, he worked at Allis Chalmers and the Chicago Mid-American Commodity Exchange before moving to Denver for a few years. When he returned, he worked for Whirlpool Corp. for 15 years until his retirement. James was a world traveler and excellent photographer, showcasing beautiful landscapes and seascapes. He enjoyed hiking, bike riding and camping.

 

James is survived by his sister, Olga Topitges of Oak Park, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends on Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral Service will be held at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Michigan City on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior.  The Reverend Father Howard Sloan will officiate. Interment will be at Pine Lake Cemetery at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in James' honor to the National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI at www.nami.org.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

 

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Haverstock Funeral Home Inc

602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

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602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

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Friday, September 8, 2023

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Friday, September 8, 2023

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