JAMES "JIM" RACINE VALPARAISO, IN James "Jim" Racine, age 71, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso IN. Born on July 25, 1942 in Gary IN to the late Jay Gordon and Marian (nee Brown) Racine. He was a 39 year resident of Valparaiso, formerly of California, worked in the steel industry 45 years, retired in 2009 from US Steel Corp., 1960 graduate of Mt. Diablo High School, Concord CA, graduate of Iowa State University, earned his MBA from Indiana University, member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, loved sports, fan of Iowa State Cyclones, Oakland Raiders, VHS sports, and loved to travel. Survived by his wife, Jeanie Racine of Valparaiso IN; children: Jennifer Racine of Charlotte NC, Joe (Gail) Racine of Charlottesville VA; two grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Fred) Taylor; sister-in-law, Shirley Moore; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Diane. Meet with the family from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso IN. Cremation, Calvary Crematory, Portage IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dollars for Scholars at Valparaiso High School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad, or
. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc., (219) 462-3125.
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2305 North Campbell Street
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Published in The Times on Mar. 31, 2014