James V. Fortier

October 19, 1956 - May 01, 2015

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Obituary

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center at St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville with Rev. Dr. Robert Shriner officiating.

Calling will be Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.
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James Vallee “Jim” Fortier, 58, of Kendallville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 1:40 a.m. in his residence with his family at his side.

He had lived in this area for 15 years, coming from Fort Wayne.

Mr. Fortier had worked at Flint & Walling in Kendallville.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. He also worked in the fitness center at the Cole Family YMCA in Kendallville for many years

Jim was an awesome loving family-man who cared so much about others. He was an avid Packers fan. He dearly loved his dogs, Gizmo and Cody.

He was born October 19, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Welton Fortier, Sr. and Georgia (Demos) Fortier.

Surviving are a daughter, Amy S. (James M.) Zehr of Kendallville; a son, Mark Fortier of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Ashley Zehr of Kendallville, Bailey Zehr of Kendallville, Brody Zehr of Kendallville, and Shane Stockman of Fort Wayne; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Georgiann James of Elkhart, Annette M. (Randy) Hines of Kokomo, and Pamela A. (Darryel) Amos of Fort Wayne; a brother, Thomas V. (Cheryl) Fortier of Dousman, Wisconsin; and his fiancé, Tianna Fortier of Kendallville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Ann Fortier, and two brothers, Daniel V. Fortier and Theodore V. Fortier.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center at St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville with Rev. Dr. Robert Shriner officiating.

Calling will be Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the family. Envelopes will be available at the church on Thursday.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Suzanne & Jeff Mountz
May 6th, 2015 3:04pm
Kendallville, In

We are very sorry to learn of your dads' passing. Seems like he was a very good man & also that you were a wonderful daughter Amy. Take care & know that we truly do care.

Thomas V. Fortier Sr
May 5th, 2015 2:07pm
Dousman, WIsconsin

I miss you already my brother. You and I were always the close ones in the family and I enjoyed the times we were able to spend time together. I will remember those always. It's hard to know that you will no longer be just a phone call away but I know you are with our Lord and that you are no longer in pain. Tell our loving parents, brothers and sister that I love and miss them and I look forward to the day when I will be together with all of you again. Rest in peace my brother and just know that I will always love and miss you.

Sue Mozena
May 3rd, 2015 5:52pm
Kendallville, IN

You were a true and loving friend to me always. I will miss you deeply. Just meet me a the gate with that smile.