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James M. "Big Jim" Johnson, 80, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 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 U.S. Marine Corps, 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 stepson Larry Hayden, stepdaughter Annette Davis, and sister Judith A. Smith, all of Logansport; and nephews, Robert C. Quillen and Gerald Lee Quillen, Jr.
The funeral service will be at 3 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 3, at Kroeger 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. Monday, Dec. 4, in Mount Hope Cemetery.
The visitation will be from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Mission Center or the Salvation Army. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 30, 2017
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