Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

James A. Tate, 74, of Hanna passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was born January 18, 1946 in Eldorado, Illinois to Otto W. & Imogene (Lampkin) Tate and graduated from River Forest High School in 1965.  Jim made his career with Bethlehem Steel, retiring as a Crane Operator with 31 years of service.  He loved spending time with his grandkids, especially playing cards & games.  Tractor pulls, classic cars and vegetable gardening were all activities that he excelled at, each one made him legendary in its own way.  On September 18, 1965 he married Darlene Petersen who survives along with their sons, Darrell Tate of Hanna & Dwayne Tate of Union Mills, his sisters, Sue (Gene) Blade of Thompsonville, Illinois, Kay (Ronald) Redmon of Council Bluffs, Iowa & Lava (James) Stanley of Valparaiso, grandchildren, Lindsey (Justin) Jones, Elizabeth & Emily Tate, great-grandchildren, Peyton, Ryliegh & Jaiden, and many loving nieces, nephews & friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirlyn Owens.
A visitation will be held Sunday from 2 - 5 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.  The funeral service will be held Monday beginning at 10:30 am at the funeral home with burial to follow at Hanna Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation.

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