James Anthony Levandoski, age 76, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Fairview Living Center after a brief illness. He was born on July 25, 1934 in LaPorte, Indiana the son of Anthony and Evelyn (Metz) Levandoski.
Mr. Levandoski graduated from LaPorte High School in 1953. James enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and proudly served his country throughout the Great Lakes and the Caribbean. On May 11, 1957 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Elaine Vertz. Together with their children they have been residents of Three Rivers for over thirty years, coming from Williamsburg, IN.
James was a building supervisor for G.T.E. for over forty-one years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170, a life member of the Marcellus V.F.W. 4045, a former member of the Three Rivers Lions Club, Indiana Jaycees, and the Polish Roman Catholic Union in LaPorte, IN. He loved to referee basketball, fish, hunt, and collect antique fishing baits. His true love was his wife, children, and grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary on April 27, 2010, and one son, Tony Levandoski who passed in 2006.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, four sons, Jay (Laura), Joseph (Angela), both of Three Rivers; Jeff (Teresa), of Marcellus, MI., and John Levandoski, of Centreville, MI.; eight grandchildren, Jacob and Madilyn Levandoski, Andrew and Ryan Levandoski, Ashley (Mitch) Schoetzow, all of Three Rivers, Kyle and Crishten Levandoski, both of Marcellus, and Mary Joe Ridell, of Centreville, IN.; one brother, Tom (Melva) Levandoski, of Bluford, IL.; one great-grandson, Ryder Douglas Shoetzow.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m.
A visitation will be held from 11:00-12:00p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 with a mass of celebration at 12:00p.m. with Fr. Mark J. Vyverman as celebrant.
Interment will be held at a later date in St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Memorials may be donated to Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.