James O. Erbse 67, passed away at his home. He was born January 27, 1942 in Richmond, IN to Louis E. and Jane H. Erbse. James was retired from Golden Rule Insurance Company, where he had been a data programmer. He had also taught English at Carmel Jr. High School. He was an Air Force veteran; and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville. He graduated from Marian College and received his master's degree from Butler University. He is survived by his son, Andy Erbse of Fishers; his daughter, Betsy (Brett) Sears of Cincinnati; and his sister, Mary Lawrence of Missouri. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 941 E. 86th St, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 -or- Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E. 191st Street, Noblesville, IN.Published in the Indianapolis Star on 3/3/2009.