James D. Garab

James D. Garab
Oct. 9, 1985-Feb. 25, 2012
WALKERTON — James D. Garab, 26, of Walkerton passed away Saturday, Feb. 25 in his residence.
Mr. Garab was born Oct. 9, 1985 in LaPorte and resided in the Walkerton area his lifetime.
He is survived by his parents, Don J. Garab Sr. and Pamela Sue (Budd) Garab; a brother, Donald J. Garab Jr. of Walkerton and by two stepsisters, Renee M. Craig of Grovertown and Rebecca M. Cromey of Indianapolis. Also surviving is his maternal grandmother, Virginia L. Budd and his paternal grandmother, Catherine Ganger.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Budd Sr. and John Garab,
Jim was employed at Masonite Corporation in Walkerton at the time of his passing.
He loved working on cars, NASCAR, fishing and just being outside working on something.
I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of the day
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish for you to shine of tomorrow
My life has been full, I’ve savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now; he set me free

Visitation hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Hanley & Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” located at 1216 Roosevelt Road.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will be private with family only.
The family would like all memorial contributions made to the American Legion Post 189 in Walkerton.
The HANLEY & Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” handled arrangements and services and extends its deepest sympathy to the family of James D. Garab.