Jimmie L. 'Jim' Schinbeckler

Jimmie  L. "Jim" Schinbeckler, 78, of Columbia City, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at 7:04 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Mr. Schinbeckler grew up in Jefferson Township before his parents moved into Fort Wayne. He attended Elmhurst High School. He and his wife lived in Laud and Roanoke before moving back to Jefferson Township in Whitley County.

Mr. Schinbeckler worked for 33 years at Weatherhead and retired in 1996 from Dana Weatherhead. He severed on the board of directors at Weatherhead Credit Union for many years and was active with the Coon Hunters Club.

He was born Dec. 29, 1940, at his parent's farmhouse in rural Whitley County to James W. and M. Catherine Gilliam Schinbeckler. He married Patricia Ann Welsheimer on Aug. 12, 1959, in Angola, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Steve) Gagnon, of Claypool, and Kerry (Jim) Carr, of Columbus; two sons, Kim Schinbeckler and Kory Schinbeckler, both of Columbia City; a foster brother, James Anderson; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Calling is Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. A funeral service will beheld Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Hank Workman officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials are to National Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent at www.demoneygrimes.com.