Corrections & clarifications: In an earlier version of this story, 50-year-old Jasvinder Kaur’s name and age were misrepresented based on information from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
In an earlier version of this story, Jasvinder Kaur’s relationship with Kuldip Sekhon was also misrepresented. Jasvinder Kaur is the mother of Kuldip Sekhon’s daughter-in-law.
Amarjit Sekhon loved her family and dedicated her life to them.
When she wasn’t working the night shift at the FedEx Plainfield Ground facility to support her two sons 22 and 16 and to care for her disabled husband, she loved to express her love for them through cooking. Preparing Indian food is a specialty, her family said.
On Sundays she visited the Sikh temple.
And when she could, she traveled to spend time with another family in Cleveland, Canada and her native India, said her eldest son, Diljot Sekhon.
Sekhon, 48, along with her 50-year-old Jasvinder Kaur, was one of eight people killed at the FedEx facility.
“She worked countless hours a week just so she could feed everyone in the house,” said Diljot Sekhon, the eldest of her two sons. “She did everything she could for her two children and her husband.”
“She has been helping support her family since she came to America,” he said. “She tried her best. And that’s exactly how she died; she would go to work. “
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Sekhon started working full-time at FedEx last fall.
She and Jaswinder Kaur competed for their jobs at the same time. The night shift was the only full-time position the company had available when they inquired, Diljot said.
His family lives in Avon and Kaur in Brownsburg, but it’s only about a mile apart, said their nephew, Gary Sekon.
“As we are a close family, they both decided to work in the same place. And since we live close to each other, she took them with her every day, ”said Diljot Sekhon.
They were sitting in the car preparing to start their shift at 11 p.m. when the shooting occurred, said Gary Sekhon, Sekhon’s nephew.
Sekhon was born in India and moved to the United States in 2004 to join her husband Palwinder.
She has been the main breadwinner of the family since Palwinder Sekhon, who she was married to for 22 years, relatives said.
“She was the backbone of the house; the one who provided the bread and butter for the family; The one who always takes care of all of the family’s needs, ”said Gary Sekhon.
She was also someone they all enjoyed talking to.
“She was open-minded. She was nice. She was someone to come to when you had a problem. She was always there for you, “said Diljot Sekhon.” She would work at night, come home, get some sleep, and then put food on the table; take everyone to dinner and then go back to work. “
“At the weekend she tried to spend as much time as possible with her family.”
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