James D. Early, 75 of Whiting passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his residence. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Margaret (nee Mayernik); loving father of Timothy Early and James D. (Laura) Early, Jr.; cherished grandfather of Amanda Early, James (fiancée, Tyra) Early, Britney Early, Jessica Durham and Brett Durham; adoring great grandpa of Jasper Early; dearest brother-in-law of Robert (Sherry) Mayernik and Wilma (late Stephen) Mayernik; dear uncle of Kathy (Kevin) Kulesa. He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Early.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:30pm at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting with the Rev. Dennis Blaney, officiating; visitation a the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00pm to time of services. Interment of cremains with military honors will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00am at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.
James Early was born on November 3, 1944 to James C. and Anne (Forska) Early. He was a lifelong resident of the Calumet Region and a graduate of George Washington High School, Chicago, Class of 1962. Jim was a US Air Force Veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict and a retiree of the American Maize Products Co. (Cargill), Hammond with a service of 33 years. Devoted to his family, Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Please omit flowers.
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