James K. Kabrick, 84, Jasper

James K. Kabrick, age 84, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 3:08 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.

Jim was born in Spencer, Iowa, on February 26, 1936, to Roland and Lucille (Miller) Kabrick. He married Betty Jo Brace on June 2, 1956, in the Otwell United Methodist Church in Otwell, Indiana.

Jim moved to Jasper and was a 1954 graduate of Jasper High School , where he became the first quarterback for Jasper Wildcat Football.

Jim worked at Midwestern Gas and Old Ben Coal for many years, and then worked for Elmer Buchta as a moving engineer until retirement. At Elmer Buchta he was involved in moving many historical homes and structures, from lighthouses to covered bridges.

Jim was a member of the Otwell United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee for many years, a lifetime and founding member of the Structural Movers Association, Masonic Lodge, and the Hadi Shriners.

He enjoyed watching his grandkids compete in all their sports and attended every event. He also enjoyed golfing and going to the horse races with his Otwell friends.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Kabrick, Jasper, IN, two daughters, Debra (Phil) Troutman, Otwell, IN, Vicki (Nick) Smith, Jasper, IN, two sons, Scott (Renee) Kabrick, Jasper, IN, Ty (Brandi) Kabrick, Velpen, IN, 13 grandchildren, Cody (Jess) Troutman, Travis (Nicki) Troutman, Hunter (Jordan) Elliott, Shea (Matt) Hendrixon, Erik (Lori) Smith, Jake, Samantha, Jackson, and Charlie Kabrick, Hayden Adair, Wren, and Sawyer Kabrick, 13 great grandchildren, Haven, Rueger, Ryder, Remi, Kenzie, Morgan, Taten, Caroline, Eloise, Hamilton, Cyrus, Ava, and Hudson, two sisters, Judy (Stan) Englert, Jasper, IN, Terry (John) Lukemeyer, Jasper, IN, one brother, Richard (Carol) Kabrick, Newburgh.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Otwell United Methodist Church or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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