Date of death: 9/8/2011

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1962

Jim was member of Holy Spirit at Geist Parish. He passed away peacefully at home after a great morning spent shooting sporting clays with friends. He is survived by Ann, his wife of 57 years, daughter Liz Ann Alhand and son in law Ross van Wassenhove of Houston, TX, daughter MaryLynn and Tim Flanigan, grandchildren Megan, Danny and Matthew of Suwanee, GA, son Dennis Alhand, grandchildren James and Isaac of Indianapolis, IN and son in law Bill Denton, grandchildren Danielle and Rachel of Indianapolis, IN, and his sister, Mary Rose Redlich of Sun Prairie, WI. He was preceded in death by infant daughter Jean Marie Alhand, his son Charles Alhand and his daughter Kathleen Denton. He graduated from Cathedral High School and attended St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. Jim also served 3 years in the U.S. Army in Anchorage, AK and Tacoma, WA. Jim’s entire working career was spent in industrial sales. He retired from W.W. Grainger in 1996 and started living part time in Avon Park, FL. He was extremely proud of his 20 year volunteer career as a Reserve Deputy, first in Marion County finishing his law enforcement work in Hamilton County. Jim loved the sheriff’s department and was a well-trained and professional police officer. Jim also spent many hours working at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and also enjoyed tennis at East Indy Racquet Club, golf, hunting, especially on his property in Own County, shooting trap, skeet and sporting clays and fishing. He enjoyed life and lived it well. Memorial contributions may be sent in his name to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 3001 E. 30th, Indianapolis, IN 46218. Information obtained from The Indianapolis Star online,