Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

January 14, 2013

James P. ‘Jim’ Wallace

May 16, 1931-Jan. 11, 2013

Ligonier — James P. “Jim” Wallace, 81, of Ligonier, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Avalon Village in Ligonier. He was born on May 16, 1931 to Russell and Altha L. (Harn) Wallace.

He married Greta M. Robbins on January 25, 1955 in Elkhart. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by a son, Rock D. (Valorie Slaughter) Wallace of Avilla; and two daughters: Ren (Kerry) Sprunger, Topeka, and Ranell (Dave) Enders, Princeton, Iowa. Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. Also surviving is a brother, Richard T. (Donna) Wallace, Petersburg.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Patterson in 1979; and a brother, John A. “Jack” Wallace.

Mr. Wallace served his country in the United States Navy for four years.  He was a member of Ligonier Evangelical Church and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine in Ft. Wayne, Cromwell Business Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Noble County Shrine Club.

He retired from the Cromwell Fire Department, where he served for 31 years as a Volunteer Fireman, and was a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association.

Jim owned the Cromwell Advance print shop and was the former publisher of the Cromwell Advance newspaper, and was the General Manager of the Advance- Leader newspaper. He took the photos for West Noble High School sports for many years. He was an avid supporter of their sports teams and was awarded an Honorary Letter from West Noble High School.

He was a gifted artist who painted or silk- screened many area business signs and windows. He loved fishing and hunting and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

A funeral service in his honor will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ligonier Evangelical Church. The Rev. Troy Diersing will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery with his wife.

Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friends may also visit with the family two hours prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Shriner’s Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN or the Masonic Lodge of Indiana.

Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com

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