CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN. - James E. Wasson, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in rural Cambridge City, Indiana on Monday August 11, 2014.
A son of the late Charles R. and Virginia Edith (Pittenger) Wasson, Jim was born in New Castle, Indiana on January 20, 1941. Jim was raised in the Dublin community and graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of 1959. Jim was a mechanic and began his carrier while a youth working on cars alongside his dad at the family business on the north edge of Dublin. Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force and met the mother of his children while stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan. Following his military service, he raised his family while working for several automotive garages in the Michigan Upper Peninsula and retired in 1998 from the State of Michigan Department of Corrections. In his retirement, Jim divided his time between his "hometowns" in Michigan and Indiana. Jim was an avid reader and in his leisure enjoyed spending his time outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He especially loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Jim was president of the Friends of the Cambridge City Public Library and Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #405 in Marquette, Michigan.
Survivors include his 3 children, Terry (Patrick) St. Germain of Negaunee, MI, Michael (Amy) Wasson of Papillion, NE and Francie (Kevin) Martin of Kingsford, MI; 6 grandchildren, Ryan (Krista) and Bradley (Ashlea Foran) St. Germain, Emily and Sydney Wasson, Kaitlin and Kimberly Martin; 1 brother, David (Ruth) Wasson of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joe and his wife Margaret and John Richard Wasson; 1 sister, Eleanor Horseman.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday August 16, 2014 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home- 1993 Cumberland St./ Dublin, IN 47335. In recognition of Jim's love of reading, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cambridge City Public Library- 600 W. Main Street/ Cambridge City, IN 47327
Online condolences can be made at www. marshallan derleweinfuneralhome.com