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James E. Maxwell

April 29, 1970 ~ April 24, 2019 (age 48)

James E. Maxwell, born to James W. Maxwell (deceased) and Freda M. Maxwell on April 29, 1970 passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:20 AM.

James loved spending time with his grandchildren, going to rock concerts, and watching Notre Dame football. He was always there to help a friend - especially with car engine issues.

He is survived by his girlfriend of 13 years, Stacey Shafer, his mother, Freda, his brother, Timothy Maxwell (Nappanee), and his sister, Kimberly Maxwell (Peru).  He is also survived by three children: Alec Maxwell, Kaleb Maxwell, and Tristin Maxwell; and three step children: Kody Oliver, Kaitlyn Oliver, and Kurt Oliver.  James had six grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be a Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Visitation for friends and family will be held from 4pm - 6pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with funeral service to follow at 6pm, officiated by Pastor John P. DiMarzio Sr.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215

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