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James Edward "Jim" Kafader

89, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 30, 2013. He was born on April 11, 1924, son of the late Fred and Edna Kafader.

Jim graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. He served during WWII in the 101st Airborne Division, European Theatre. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Cluster.

Jim was a firefighter for the Indianapolis Fire Department for 36 years, retiring in 1983. He was a lifelong member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a member of the Oddfellows lodge.

Survivors include daughter, Brenda Lee (Mark) Foster; son, Mark (Lisa) Kafader; stepdaughters, Lou Ann (Don) Lindeman, and Rosemary (Jim) Crowder; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine L. Kafader; step-daughter, Jane Gooddyke and brothers, Fred and Joseph Kafader.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home , 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Bethany Lutheran Church, 4702 S. East St., with visitation there one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Jim will be laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Firefighters Museum, 748 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Go Pacers, Go Colts!!

Online condolences may be shared with the family at: http://www.ghherrmann.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 3, 2013
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