January 16, 1949 ~ November 4, 2018 (age 69)

James "Jim" Szepanski, age 69, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Sebo's Nursing & Rehab. Center, Hobart, Indiana. Jim is survived by one brother, Joseph (Sue) Szepanski and one sister, Marge Catterton, also several cousins, nieces, nephews, family & friends. Preceded in passing by his parents, Mence & Lottie Szepanski and brother, Matt (Jackie) Szepanski.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46323 with Father Charles A. Mosley, Officiating. Private Cremation Services were held prior to the Memorial Mass at Community Cremation Service, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 10:15 until time of Mass.

Jim was a longtime resident of Hammond, Indiana. He was a Graduate of Hammond Tech-Class of 1967 and DePaul University with a B.S. in Business Management. He served his Country proudly by serving in the United States Navy. Jim had many jobs throughout his lifetime and was most recently employed by some of our casinos throughout the Calumet Area. Some of Jim's biggest joys in life were his friends and family and also enjoyed his time fishing and hunting. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home of East Chicago, Indiana, in charges of Arrangements. For further information you may call (219) 398-0938 or to express condolences go to

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