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James "Jim" Lewis Stutler

September 4, 1943 — August 5, 2023

James “Jim” Lewis Stutler, age 79 of Williamsport, IN, passed away peacefully at the Danville VA Medical Center on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 6:11 p.m. Jim was born on September 4, 1943 in Danville, IL. He was the son of Floyd and Helen (Sprouls) Stutler. Jim was raised in the Gessie area before moving to the Williamsport area. He was a 1961 graduate of Perrysville High School. Jim married Sue E. Frahm on July 10, 1967 in Cole Holler and she survives. After graduation, Jim worked at Harrison Steel Casting Company. He was then drafted and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Jim worked at Hyster in Danville, IL from 1968 until his retirement in 2008. He first worked as a welder there and later moved to the parts depot where he worked until his retirement. Jim proudly farmed for all of his life and instilled the values of farming to his family. Jim was a past member of the Williamsport American Legion Post #259. Jim enjoyed antique tractors, reading westerns, and meeting with his friends. He enjoyed going to Steam & Gas Shows with his family. When he was younger, he liked to ride motorcycles with his brothers and their friends. Jim loved his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and never expected anything in return. Jim had a wonderful sense of humor that he maintained for the entirety of his life. Surviving with his wife, Sue, are, 1 son Alan Stutler (wife: Gretchen Benskin) of Marshfield, IN; 3 siblings, Larry Gene Stutler, Harold “Shop” Stutler, and Christina May Stutler; and 2 grandchildren, Daisy and Bobby Stutler. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and 10 month old son, Roy Wayne Stutler. Visitation will be held at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport on Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EDT. Funeral services will be held there in the chapel on Friday, August 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. EDT with Pastor Rod Andrews officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illiana Antique Power Association. Interment will follow at Hicks Cemetery with full military honors.
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