James (Jim) Shimek

December 1, 1950 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 70)


Jim Shimek, of Schererville, IN, went home to be with his Lord on September 21, 2021. Jim is survived by: the love of his life Roxanne (nee Martin), three wonderful children, Luke (Jill) Shimek, Ruth (Chris) Wells, Elizabeth Shimek, and granddaughters Adelaide and Eloise Wells. He is also survived by his brother George (Deborah) Shimek, brother-in-law Richard Olson, sister-in-law Gayle Shimek, sister-in-law Joyce (Doug) Paris, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Shimek, sister Helen (Richard) Olson, and brother Paul (Gayle) Shimek.

Born and raised in Rockdale, IL, Jim attended Illinois State University and Moody Bible Institute. Over the course of his life, he was a teacher, cost analyst, bank examiner, missionary to the Dominican Republic, and business manager. Jim enjoyed his family, being active in his local church, spending time with close friends, and traveling.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 27, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville, IN, 46410 7898 Taft Street at 11:00 am. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feeding the Flock ministry at First Presbyterian Church, Merrillville, or Moody Bible Institute. 

He would like to thank his family and friends for the blessed life they gave him, and encourages them all to find comfort in the certain knowledge he is with God where they can join him one day.

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September 26, 2021

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

Funeral Service
September 27, 2021

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church Merrillville
7898 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

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