James N. Catsban

James Nick Catsban

85, of Carmel, IN, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was born on August 14, 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama to parents James Nick Sr and Nellie Mae (Bowden) Catsban. Nick was the oldest of three brothers, Richard, preceded him in death, and Johnny, survives.

Nick was a U.S. Navy veteran who proudly served his country during World War II in 1945-1946 in the South China Sea. After his military service he returned home to marry his childhood sweetheart Mary Emily Scott who survives. Nick and Mary were married for 65 years. This marriage produced three children who survive, James Michael (Pam) Catsban of Portage, IN, Nikki O'Brien of Carmel, IN, Judy (Ron) Oleniuk of Fonthill, Ontario, Canada. He is also survived by grandchildren Randall (Julia) Addison, Ryan (Alicia) Addison, Nicole (Greg) Bechkos, Katie O'Brien, and great grandchildren Grace Clairmont, Mia and Colin Addison.

Nick had many hobbies and loved woodworking and painting. His great passion late in life was genealogy and holding annual family reunions. He was a lifelong avid Alabama football fan and quite a football player in his younger years. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with the service to follow at Leppert Mortuary, Carmel Chapel. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

The family requests, with gratitude that contributions be made to the O'Brien Family Organ Transplant Fund at Indiana University School of Medicine, c/o IU Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266. Please indicate " In memory of James Nick Catsban" on your gift.

Funeral Home

Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel
900 N. Rangeline Road Carmel, IN 46032

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 8, 2013