James Arthur "Jim" Endahl

Born: Mon., Feb. 22, 1932
Died: Mon., May 21, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 28, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Tue., May 29, 2018
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 James (Jim) Arthur Engdahl, 86, of South Bend, IN went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart, FL.

He was born in South Bend, IN on February 22, 1932. He lived in South Bend his whole life and in the last 15 years he and his wife Jolene spent winters in Stuart, FL.
He graduated from Measel Grade School, Central High School and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (ND). While he attended ND and after college he worked for Bendix (Honeywell) for 45 years as a Project Engineer & Computer Engineer for Fuel Engine Controls for jet engines.
He was very intelligent and had a great sense of humor. His passion was golfing! He golfed in golf leagues with friends, family and his wife Jolene. He enjoyed yard work, traveling and being with family. When his children were young he loved family vacations to Crystal Lake in Beulah, MI.
For 2 years he served in the United States Army in the early 1950s during the Korean conflict.
On February 10, 1962 he married Joyce Marie Kroll and had four children, Sandy (George) Village, of Sherrills Ford, NC, Ken (Jennie) Engdahl, of Mishawaka, Pam (Bob) LaManna, of Stevensville, MI and Mark (Diana) Engdahl, of Granger. Grandchildren: Hayden, Paige, Payton (Ken), Josie, Matthew (Mark), step grandchildren; Emily (Corbin), Rachel, Grace (Pam), step great- granddaughter,
Remington (Pam).
On May 7, 1994 he married Jolene Martz and has 3 stepchildren, Shelly (Todd) Graverson, of Bremen, Kirk (Laurie) Martz, of Bremen, and Ryan Martz, of Mishawaka. Step grandchildren, Samantha (Brad) Willsey, Tricia, Shayna (Shelly). Tony (Janay), Brady, Nick, (Kirk) Step great grandchildren Kale, Hazel, Winsday (Tony), Millie (Tricia).
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and sister Nancy (Nan) Kovach.
A celebration of life service will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Rd, South Bend, IN, 46635, with Rev. Ken Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery, Nappanee, IN. Visitation will be held 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 28th, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Tuesday. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL, 60601. Family and friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.welshiemer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in James's memory to the following organization:

The American Lung Association
http:// www.lung.org
55 W Wacker Drive, Suite 1150 Chicago IL 60601

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