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James Robert Pruden Sr. & Jr.

June 20, 2017

James Robert Pruden Sr.

January 11, 1922 – October 21, 2016


James Robert Pruden Jr., aka Jim or JP

November 26, 1948 -June 5, 2016


James Sr. served in WWII in the Navy as a top-notch aircraft mechanic.  He was an entrepreneur who started and ran a successful business, Pruden Floor Covering in LaPorte, Indiana.

James Jr. served in the United States Navy during Vietnam on the USS Midway as an aircraft mechanic.  After his Vietnam service, Jim lived in the LaPorte area, working at National Can before moving to northern California, where he began his long career in the automotive services industry.

A Mass of Christian Burial for father and son will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaPorte, Indiana.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military honors.

Immediately following the cemetery service will be a Celebration of their lives at the V.F.W. Post 1130, 181 W. McClung Road, LaPorte, Indiana.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Ave, LaPorte, Indiana.

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 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
June 24, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 C Street
LaPorte, IN 46350

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