September 10th , 2023, James (Jim) G. Dvorscak age 87, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep as he had wished, surrounded by loved ones.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Pat Dvorscak, his children: Julie (Wayne) Koch and Jim M. (Katie) Dvorscak; his grandchildren: Ben (Teri) Koch, Joel (Kristen) Koch, Logan (Hannah) Koch, Madison (Alex) Hentgen, Taylor (Micah) Dvorscak, Bennett, and Allyson; his great grandchildren: Emily, Nolan, Alexa, Nora, Remi, and one on the way; and many nieces and nephews who considered him a 2nd father.
Jim grew up in East Chicago, IN and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. He went on to serve in the Army in the Korean War as a Diesel Mechanic stationed overseas on Okinawa working on large military equipment. While in the Army, Jim earned marksmanship and other awards for his service. After his service time Jim became an East Chicago, IN firefighter and served in the department for over 21 years rising to the rank of Captain. During his time on the fire department Jim also worked as a mechanic at a local service station and did maintenance at the Elk Lodge in East Chicago, IN. After retirement from the fire department Jim was a Diesel Mechanic who worked for Caterpillar, Luria Brothers, and Bethlehem Steel.
Jim was a family man who loved his family more than anything as well as helping others. Jim was selfless, loving, patient, kind, considerate, hardworking, and so much more. Even though he might tell you he was allergic to chocolate, he sure did love his sweets, tea, and root beer. Above all Jim really enjoyed spending time with his family and attending their events. You would also find him often taking care or family home projects, fixing almost anything someone broke, or attending to one of the million honey-do assignments his wife Pat had for him over the years. He truly loved his family and helping them with whatever he could. Being a mechanic, Jim was a car guy and spent a lot of time in the garage working on cars and helping others with theirs. He loved Studebakers and had many over the years. His family has many fond car related experiences and memories of Jim. Jim also enjoyed fishing, science fiction, history, sudoku puzzles, a trip to the casino, but above all spending quality time with his wife Pat and their family.
The saying is “they don’t make them like they used to” and it was never truer than with Jim. He was truly a one-of-a-kind, amazing; Husband, Dad, Papa and Jaja every day. He was the family’s Hero and will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Please call the funeral home at 219-736-5840 for additional information.