HAUBSTADT — James Arthur Tenbarge, 85, of Haubstadt, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home surrounded by family.

Jim was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Posey County, to Leo and Lula (Scheller) Tenbarge. Jim was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Haubstadt, St. James Men’s Club and the Knights of Columbus. He worked for Emge Packing Company for 41 years and was the owner and operator of Tenbarge Lawn Mowing Service. Jim enjoyed golf outings and Purdue football games with his family.

Surviving Jim are his wife of 65 years, Connie (Elpers) Tenbarge; daughters, Jane (Dennis) Barrett of Princeton and Michele (Kenny) Will of Evansville; sons, Ron (Jamie) Tenbarge and Randy (Jan) Tenbarge, both of Haubstadt and James D. (Lori) Tenbarge of Indianapolis; fifteen grandchildren, Kimberly (Brad) Peterson, Lindsey (Jacob) Dilbeck, Rachel (Mark) Thompson, Jessica (Aaron) Neufelder, Chris (Tami) Tenbarge, Carrie (Kurt) Williamson, Courtney (Kyle Hoelscher) Tenbarge, Christa (Brooks Martin) Tenbarge, April (Michael) Cooper, Ashley (Derek) Hart, Austin (Lexi) Will, Alexis Will, Nick Tenbarge, Maddi Tenbarge and Chelsea Tenbarge and sixteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Elpers and Malinda Schmitt and four brothers, Francis, Wilfred, Silverius and Melvin Tenbarge.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at St. James Catholic Church in Haubstadt, Rev. Kenneth Betz officiating. Burial will follow in the St. James Church Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at St. James Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 12300 S. 50 West, Haubstadt, IN 47639.

Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

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