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POSTHAUER James Alfred Posthauer, 84, a bank executive, community leader and faithful Catholic passed away July 30, 2014. He was a lover of dogs, the Chicago Cubs and the Purdue Boilermakers, but most importantly, Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana and moved to Atlantic Beach, Florida in 2010 from Shelby, North Carolina. He was a resident of Fleet Landing and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was an active parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shelby and Blessed Sacrament Church in West Lafayette. Jim retired in 1988 as Board Chairman of Bank One Lafayette, the successor bank to Purdue National Bank where he was President and Chief Executive Officer. His banking career spanned 38 years during which he worked his way from file clerk to CEO. Jim was a true community leader. In Lafayette he served as a Board member of Lafayette Life Insurance Co., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Indiana Bankers Assn, Lafayette Country Club, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, West Lafayette Economic Development Commission, West Lafayette Parks & Recreation, United Way, Capital Funds Foundation, Indiana Community Business Credit Corp., Lafayette Neighborhood Housing Services, Lafayette Area Catholic School Foundation and Junior Achievement of Lafayette. In 1987 Jim was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr, an award given for distinguished service in the state. Jim was a graduate of Lafayette's Jefferson High School after which he served in the U.S. Army. He attended Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking, Columbia University's Commercial Bank Management School and completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Michigan. Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife Jacqueline Grant Posthauer, brothers Richard and Duane and sister Mary. He is survived by his children Stephanie Iauco (David) of Daniel Island, SC, Cyd Ayers (Richard) of Atlantic Beach, FL, Tony Posthauer (Margaret Martin) of Atlanta, GA and Betse Noble (Dennis) of Gastonia, NC. He is also survived by four siblings, John Posthauer of Menlo Park, CA, Marge Davis of Coldwater Lake, MI, Helen Marack of West Lafayette, IN and Clarence Paul Posthauer of Evansville, IN. He also leaves behind 13 adoring grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30a.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Atlantic Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jacksonville, FL Humane Society or Charlotte, NC Humane Society. Arrangements are under the direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 2, 2014
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