James A. Rempe, age 75 of Cloverdale went to be with the Lord January 10th, 2021. James was preceded in death by his son, Anthony James Rempe, twin brother, Timothy Rempe, brother, Robert Rempe (Debbie) father - James Rempe and mother, Elizabeth Rempe.
Survivors: Wife Priscilla Rempe, Daughters; Angela Guinn (Ronald) of Thorntown, Tracy Young (Lee), of Poland, Tiffany Hatfield (Tom) of Danville, Tiana Rempe of Greencastle. Grandchildren; Taylor McGrew) (Tyler), Taryn Rea (Mitchell), Talyn Guinn, Hunter Young, Hailee Young, Hudson Young, Olivia Hatfield, Sadie Rempe. Great Granddaughter, Nora Rea. Sisters: Beth Skiles (Jimmy), Mary Rempe, brothers: Larry Rempe (Debbie) Mike Rempe ( Shirley) and numerous nieces and nephews.
James was born in Dodge City, Kansas to James and Elizabeth Rempe July 12, 1945. He married Priscilla Rempe June 15, 1974, they were married for 46 years before he went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was employed by Chrysler Automotive for many years, A dispatcher, EMT, and volunteer firemen for the Lawrence Fire Department and then went on to work for General Motors where he retired in 2007. He was a loving Christian family man who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved camping, raising animals, gardening, wood cutting, working outdoors and volunteering. He was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church, where he started the New Providence Food pantry in 1987 and stepped down in 2011 due to health concerns. He made a commitment to God that he would pay it forward after he once received help, and he did just that. His commitment to make a difference and help where saw a need was unwavering. The pantry fed over 120 families and he went to great lengths to make sure the people of Putnam County were fed. Helping others was his passion. His daughters, his wife and his grandchildren made many long distance runs with him to pick up large trucks loads of food items whenever and wherever he could find opportunities, including his recent frequent runs for truckloads of dog food to make sure that even those families with pets were being helped. He will be loved and missed by many.
There will be a drive-thru parade starting at 2:00pm Thursday, January 14th in the New Providence Cemetery for people to show their support and love for James and his family. Private family graveside services will follow. Donations may be made payable to the New Providence Food Pantry in memory of James Rempe and mailed to 6526 S County Road 550 E Greencastle, IN 46135. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.
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