Obituary of James R. Shanklin, Sr.
James R. Shanklin, Sr., 86, of Logansport, IN passed away at 10:40 PM Saturday, May 16, 2020 at home with his wife, Wanda, by his side. James and Wanda were together 30 years. James was born on July 17, 1933 in Lafayette, IN to the late Russell James and Bernice Sue Nosko Shanklin. After graduating from high school in Chicago, James attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. He enlisted in the US Air Force, served two years, and was discharged to the Air Force Reserves. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. James was retired from The Manistee Drop Forge Co. in Manistee, MI where he worked as a tool and die maker. He proudly taught his sons and stepsons how to work on cars. James will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by:
Wanda Bosley Shanklin, Logansport, IN Wife
James R. Shanklin, Jr., Freesoil, MI Son
John (Cindy) Shanklin, Scottville, MI Son
Herb Williams, Ludington, MI Step Son
Susan (Ron) Williams Kistler, Ludington, MI Step Daughter
Doris Holsten, Owosso, MI Step Daughter
Shirley Williams, Scottville, MI Step Daughter-in-law
Sharon May, Logansport, IN Step Daughter
Tina (Jesse) Dengel, Merrill, WI Step Daughter
Dawn (Don) Mason, Battle Creek, MI Step Daughter
Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren
Nancy (Gene) Ladd, Bass Lake, IN Sister
Many Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Russell James and Bernice Sue Nosko Shanklin, Parents
Betty Shanklin, Wife
Dan Hutchison, Step Son
Rob Williams, Step Son
Jeremy Williams, Grandson
No Services will be held.
Private Burial will take place at a later date at Fountain Cemetery in Fountain, MI.
Online Tributes may offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
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