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Thursday, March 26th, 2009
James Dues
James C. Dues, 62, 4356 South 300 East, Portland, Ind., died at 9:11 a.m. March 25, 2009, at Jay County Hospital emergency room, Portland. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Mercer County, to Raymond and Josephine Heyne Dues. On Aug. 19, 1967, he married Janet Gerlach, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Rick and Brad Dues, both of Portland; a daughter, Tammy (Matt) Lyons, Portland; two brothers, Bob Dues, Houston, and Don Dues, Celina; five sisters, Alice Klosterman of Florida, Ginny Knapke, St. Henry, Vi Westgerdes, Fort Recovery, Mary Jane Severt, Traverse City, Mich., and Pat Myers, Adrian Mich.; and eight grandchildren.
He was a farmer and sales agent for Bixler Insurance in Portland. He was a 1965 Coldwater High School graduate and served with the National Guard. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portland, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, Coldwater, and the National Cattleman Association.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Marty Sandhage officiating. Burial is at Green Park Cemetery, Portland.
Calling is 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, with a scripture service at 6 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or for masses.
Condolences can be left at www.bairdfreeman.com.
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