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Obituary for James C. Kees

James C. Kees, 90, of Santee, SC, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020. He was born in Harlan, IN, to Mary Lindemuth Kees and Charley Kees. He graduated from Harlan High School and was a partner on the family farm. He played professional softball and pitched in the World Softball Tournament on six different occasions. His hobbies were sports orientated, he loved to follow the Indiana Hoosiers and to travel. James married Jeannine Kees in 1976 and they were a team as business partners, travel companions, sports enthusiasts and best friends. He was an owner in Century 21 Associated Brokers and JCK Realty specializing in farm and land real estate. James also worked in development, 1031 exchanges and commercial fields. His accomplishments included enlarging the footprint at TRMC, acquiring land for the County City Industrial Park, being the real estate partner for the development of The Village Medical Park on St. Matthews Road and constructing over 130 apartments. James goal was always “how can the real estate accomplish the goal of the buyer or seller?”. He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Vickie Stump, Diane (Roger) Delagrange, Marcia (Mike) Hammond, Karen (Brent) Wells; a son, Brad (Jackie) Kees all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a step-son, Cary Owens of Chicago; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and his brother, Richard Kees of Fort Wayne. Service is 11:00 am, Friday, July 3, 2020 at Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St. with calling one hour prior. Burial in Harlan Memorial Cemetery. The family would like to encourage all in attendance to wear a face mask. Memorials to ASPCA, attn: Gift Processing, P. O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929, for the Love of a Paw at or a charity of one's choice. To sign the online guestbook, go to