Goshen News, Goshen, IN


May 1, 2012

James W. Todt

Nov. 29, 1923-April 30, 2012

ELKHART — James William Todt, 88, died Monday at his home.

He was born Nov. 29, 1923 in Elkhart, to Edward and Edna (Zuber) Todt.

On Oct. 5, 1947, he married Mary Frances Chapman in Elkhart. She preceded him in death Sept. 28, 2010.

He is survived by a son, Robert E. (Susan) Todt, Elkhart; and a daughter, Deborah S. Rowland, Elkhart, grandchildren, Robert (Wendi) Price, Jennifer (Ken) Davis, Michael Todt, Jennifer (Brian) Bulmer and Matthew Todt; great-grandchildren Brittany, Tyler and Alyssa Price and Gracie Bulmer.  

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Donald Todt; and a sister, Betty Todt.

Jim retired from Speed Grip Chuck after 32 years in the sales department. He was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church and served on the church council, was a Sunday school teacher and an usher. Jim was a member of Elkhart Moose Lodge 599, was an avid golfer and enjoyed family gatherings. He visited nursing home residents who had no families and was caring and thoughtful to others. He enjoyed his buddies at Concord Mall where he walked daily. He was loved and touched by anyone who came in contact with him.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home at Cobblestone Crossing in Elkhart.

Friends may also call one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhart. Pastors Tim Diemer, Gene Hollingsworth and Sister Nora Frost will officiate.  

Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorials for Jim may be made to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.

Visit www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com to share a message with the family.


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