James S. Coulson

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James S. Coulson

MARION: James S. Coulson, age 92, of Marion, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Marion.

James was born on November 20, 1921 in Marion, the son of James Earl and Rosa Viola (Sabins) Coulson. He attended the Harding High School and graduated in the class of 1939.

On March 22, 1942, James was united in marriage to Margaret Mae Zuspan in Marion. Together they shared over 66 years of loving and devoted marriage before she preceded him in death on May 18, 2008.

James proudly served his country during WWII. He served in the United States Army, 20th Corp of the 3rd Army, in the capacity of Staff Sergeant. He continued his relationship with his fellow soldiers throughout the years.

After his time in the service, James returned to Marion and spent over 50 years of devoted service as an engineer for Fairfield Engineering.

He was a longtime member of the First United Church of Christ where he was very active and involved on many committees and other leadership roles.

Together with his wife Margaret, the two enjoyed sail boating and fishing. They also enjoyed traveling which included many trips to Florida. James also had a fondness for his nieces and nephews and shared with them a special bond that they will always treasure.

He is survived by his sister, Lois Smith; and a brother, Richard Coulson both of Marion; sister-in-law, Elizabeth "Lib" Ault of Colorado; nieces and nephews: Bill Smith of Texas, Susan Brown of Morral, Mim Gay of Indiana, Jim Coulson of Texas, Tim Coulson of Marion, Gary Ault of Cleveland, Dave Coulson, Dana Mattson, Rob Coulson, Deb Ault and John Ault all of Colorado; many great nieces and nephews; and one great great niece.

James is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Coulson; siblings: Robert Coulson, Loretta Coulson and Ronald Coulson.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center Street, Marion from 6PM to 8PM; Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1PM with Rev. Gale J. Green officiating; Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to the First United Church of Christ, 326 S. Prospect St., Marion; Joyce's Angels, 277 Kensington Place, Marion; or the Marion Community Foundation in James' name, 504 S State St, Marion.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family and your condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.


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Published in the Marion Star on June 2, 2014
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