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SELL, James A.

Source: Star Tribune
Attica, Indiana
Friday, August 29, 1986 pg. 2

James Allen Sell, 59, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in his home at 2602 S. Earl Ave., Lafayette. He had been in ill health two years. He was born July 11, 1927, in Bourbon. He was a 1945 graduate of Pine Village High School and had lived in Lafayette most of his life. He was married to Daisy Marie Hosterman, Sept. 29, 1946, in Clarks Hill. She survives. He was a captain with the Purdue Police Department. He had been with the department for 34 years and for the last two years had served in the safety and security division. He was a first aid and law enforcement instructor at the Indiana Police Academy, Plainfield, and was past president and member of the Association of Public Communication Organization. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and also formerly served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps. Reserve. He was a member of the Pine Village Christian Church and an amateur radio operator. Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Debra Bonham, Lafayette; a son, Dan Sell, also of Lafayette; three sisters, Esther McKinnes, Culver; Alice Thompson, Charleston, W. Va., and Doris Hurley, Rennselaer; three brothers, his twin, John Sell, Terre Haute; Tom Sell, Bourbon, and Ted Sell, Iron Mountain, Mich., and one grandson. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hahn Funeral Home Chapel, Oxford, with the Rev. Gene Polf officiating. Burial was in Pine Village Cemetery. Those so desiring may contribute in memoriam to the Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or Indiana Lions Club Eye Research.

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