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James "Jim" K. Sanborn

September 12, 1951 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

James "Jim" Sanborn Obituary

Jim Sanborn, husband, father and businessman, age 72, passed away on Sunday, February 4,

2024, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born in Fort Wayne on September 12, 1951, to Marilyn (Curdes) and Phillip Joseph Sanborn,

Jim was raised in Fort Wayne and Crooked Lake, Angola, Indiana, as the third child among 8

siblings. He attended parochial schools and graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in

1970 and received a degree in Business from Vincennes University.

Jim was a partner in Sanborn Appliances in Angola, Indiana.

He married the love of his life, Joan Vermillion on January 21, 1984.

Jim was known for his quiet sense of humor and love of music. He was a friend to all and a kind man.

Active in the Angola community, he served on the Angola Housing Authority Board and was a member of the


Jim is survived by Joan Sanborn, his loving wife of 40 years; daughter Carly Sanborn; son

Barret (Rochelle) Sanborn and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Jack of Angola, Indiana. Also

surviving are his siblings, all of whom live in Angola except where noted: Anita Sanborn; PE

“Sandy” (Jenny) Sanborn, Nancy (Gary) Shoup, Tom (Lori) Sanborn of Fremont, IN, Mark

Sanborn, David (Debbie) Sanborn and Kate (Joe) Sanborn-Sweeney.

The family was blessed to have time with Jim and to ease him on his journey home. Thank you

to all who have sent prayers and condolences.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30 am on Monday, February 26, 2024, at St. Anthony’s Catholic

Church, Angola, Indiana, followed by a Mass at 11:30 am.

Those who wish to honor his life may consider doing an act of service or a random act of kindness in the coming weeks and/or making a donation in his name to their favorite charity.

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February 26, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
700 W. Maumee Street
Angola, IN 46703
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Funeral Mass
February 26, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
700 W. Maumee Street
Angola, IN 46703
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Those who wish to honor Jim's life, consider doing an act of service or random kindness.

Donate in Jim's memory to a favorite Charity of your choice.


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