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James M. "Big Jim" Johnson

May 16, 1937 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 80)
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James M. "Big Jim" Johnson, 80, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born in Logansport on May 16, 1937, he was the son of Robert Charles and Evelyn L. Neal Johnson.

A 1956 graduate of Logansport High school, Jim was a veteran of the United States Marines, and had been a union brick mason for 50 years, retiring from Ziolkowski Construction.

He enjoyed catfishing, mushroom hunting, trapping, and playing pool.  Jim was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Isaac Walton League, and a life member of the Bricklayer and Allied Craftsmen, Chapter 18, Local 4.

Big Jim never met a stranger.  His mornings started early at 4:30 with his breakfast families at the White House Restaurant and Bullshippers Café.  His other regular stops were at the Dutch Mill and Krieg’s Tavern.

Surviving are step-son, Larry Hayden, step-daughter, Annette Davis, and sister, Judith A. Smith, all of Logansport; nephews, Robert C. Quillen and Gerald Lee Quillen, Jr.

The visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Kroeger Funeral Home.

The service will follow at 3:00 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Pastor Nick Robinson and Mr. Kelly Spencer officiating.

The graveside service and interment with full military honors will be at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, December 4, 2017, in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Mission Center or the Salvation Army.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 Service Information

December 3, 2017

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kroeger Funeral Home
711 East Market Street
Logansport, IN 46947

Funeral Service
December 3, 2017

3:00 PM
Kroeger Funeral Home
711 East Market Street
Logansport, IN 46947

Graveside Service
December 4, 2017

9:30 AM
Mount Hope Cemetery
1800 Grant Street
Logansport, IN 46947

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