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James "Jim" McGuire

September 20, 1932 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

James "Jim" McGuire, 89, of Churubusco, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at his home. 

He was born in Columbia City, on September 20, 1932, to the late Joseph & Alice (Ardern) McGuire. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School. 

Jim was married to Jean Butler on October 25, 1996, in Fort Wayne.  

Jim owned and operated McGuire Asphalt and retired after 30 years of service. In addition to the asphalt company, he owned a car lot and gas station in Churubusco. In his free time, he farmed 110 acres and raised livestock. 

He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was passionate about his Model A truck. Jim was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of God, where he served as a deacon. 

Jim was a kind and humble gentleman. He loved his family and was a man of faith. 

James is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jean McGuire; his children, Linda (Michael) Krempel and Dennis J. McGuire; his three stepchildren, Sheila (Mac) Pratt, Christine (Sean) Rawleigh, and Robert Stephens; his brother, Robert (Janet) McGuire; four grandchildren, Angela (Andrew) Baxter, Holly (Randy) Frauenfelder, Brandy (Michael) Hicks, and Andrew (Timbra) McGuire; his four step-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Tori, Alex, and Kassi; ten great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Pranger, Mary Geiger, and Joan Shanabarger Keller.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, with calling one hour prior to the service. 

The family will also receive friends and family at the funeral home on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Burial will take place in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. 

Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of N.E. Indiana. 

To send flowers to James "Jim" McGuire's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
April 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
Friday
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Public Viewing
Friday
April 22, 2022

10:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
Friday
April 22, 2022

Christian Chapel Cemetery
U.S. 33 just West of State Road 9
Merriam, IN 46701

Donations

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46825
Tel: 1-260-484-9560

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