James Shanklin, Sr.

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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Private Burial

Private Burial will take place at a later date at Fountain Cemetery in Fountain, MI.