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James "Jim" J. LaPorte

January 8, 1940 February 24, 2019
James "Jim" J. LaPorte
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Obituary for James "Jim" J. LaPorte

Hastings resident James "Jim" J. LaPorte, 79, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Funeral service is 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska with Pastor Paul Warneke officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior, at the Church. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. 

Memorials may be directed to his family for a later designation.

Jim was born January 8, 1940, in Hastings, Nebraska, the son of Victor and Adella (Komrofske) LaPorte. He was baptized February 18, 1940, and confirmed on May 25, 1955, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska. Jim attended Zion Lutheran School from 1946 to 1954 and graduated from Hastings High School with the class of 1959. He married Helen Freeman on July 15, 1960. Jim worked at Western Land Roller Company for 35 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, watching wildlife, along with fishing, pheasant hunting, drawing, building, and remodeling. Jim treasured time spent with his grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen of Hastings, NE; children, Rebecca (Ron) Svoboda of Hastings, NE, Rhonda (Lynn) Francis of Tacoma, WA, and Bryan (Tammy) LaPorte of Chadron, NE; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly (Harvey) Dedrick of Hastings, NE; brother, Robert (Lucille) LaPorte of Illinois; sister-in-law, Hazel LaPorte of Kansas; brother-in-law, Bill Mitchell of Hastings, NE; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley Mitchell; and brothers, Richard LaPorte and David LaPorte.


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Visitation

Thursday

28

Feb

11:00 AM 2/28/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church

465 Marian Road
Hastings, NE 68901

Zion Lutheran Church
465 Marian Road Hastings 68901 NE
United States

Service

Thursday

28

Feb

1:00 PM 2/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church

465 Marian Road
Hastings, NE 68901

Zion Lutheran Church
465 Marian Road Hastings 68901 NE
United States
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