James Kutsenda

September 19, 1950 ~ July 31, 2019 (age 68)

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James Kutsenda, 68, of Gary, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  He is survived by his loving wife, Christine, and his daughters, Kelly (Mike) Diernfeld, Dawn (James) Dubbert, Jennifer (Dan) Nieves, and April (Jeremy) Smith; sons, Mike (Lissa) Decker, Steve (Kristal) Decker, and Christopher Byers; his sister, Sandy (Bill) Rainford; seventeen adoring grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  James was preceded in death by his parents, John & Florence Necas, and his son, Greg Byers.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, August 2, 2019, at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road, Highland, Indiana 46322.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated. 

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August 2, 2019

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

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