James Ronald Shoemaker, 77, of Vallonia, died at 12:33 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence.
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James was a veteran of the United States Army and served from 1958 until 1960 as a military police officer at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia where he held offices as chairman, elder and trustee. He was a member of Lutheran Layman's League and Jackson County Farm Bureau. He was a farmer, and he graduated from Vallonia High School.
Born Jan. 21, 1937, in Jackson County, he was the son of Louis and Leah Otting Shoemaker. He married Carolyn Louise Grelle on Jan. 21, 1962, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Brownstown.
Other survivors include four daughters, Jane Ellen (Tim) Tiemeyer of Vallonia, Teresa Marie (Dale) Pottschmidt of Seymour, Barbara Sue (Kevin) Wehmiller of Seymour, and Pamela Louise (Terry) Stuckwisch of Seymour; grandchildren, Christin, Jason and Jeffrey Turmail, Joshua, Tyler and Clayton Pottschmidt, Jamie and Zachary Wehmiller, and Craig and Chad Stuckwisch; two brothers, Richard (Doris) Shoemaker of Vallonia, and Eugene (Barbara) Shoemaker of Vallonia; two sisters, Norma Turmail of Seymour and Margaret Snider of Salem; and two sister-in-laws, Lois Shoemaker of Vallonia and Mary Ann Grelle of Seymour.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Shoemaker, and an infant brother, Carl Shoemaker; and brothers-in-law Marvin Grelle and John Turmail.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia with the Pastor Ralph Bloomenberg officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Vallonia, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at church.
Burial will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with full military graveside rites.
Memorials may be given to Lutheran Hour Ministries, Trinity Lutheran Church or Schneck Medical Hospice.
Johnson Funeral Home
2005 South Main Street
Vallonia, IN 47278
Published in Tribune from Aug. 3 to Aug. 11, 2014