Jim was a 1956 Urbana High School graduate. He married Janet Hartsough on Sept. 4, 1965; she died Dec. 28, 1982. He later married Connie (Clark) Story on Dec. 19, 1993; she died March 28, 2018.
Jim was a retired farmer and member of St. Paul’s County Line Church in Andrews. He was also a member of the Wabash County Farm Bureau and Wabash County Pork Producers and served 12 years on the School Board of the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. Jim’s favorite hobbies were farming and 4-H, and he also enjoyed wintering in Cape Coral, Fla.
He is survived by three children, Jay (Nicole) Rosen, Lafayette, Jon (Beth) Rosen, North Manchester, and Jama Fry, Fort Wayne; two stepdaughters, Vicki (Steve) Furnas, McCordsville, and Roxanne Haupert, North Manchester; 13 grandchildren, Jayden Rosen, Waco, Texas, Jayla Rosen, Lafayette, Kennedy (Nick) Wagner, Dyson Rosen and Tucker Rosen, all of North Manchester, Gunnar Fry, Leah Fry and Olivia Fry, all of Fort Wayne, Ryan (Michelle) Haupert, Tara Haupert and Lisa (Dan) Sarll, all of Wabash, Derek (Tracy) Furnas, McCordsville, and Stephanie (Jonathan) Basile, Indianapolis; 12 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Claudia Rosen, Urbana. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister Bette Fitch; and his brother, Lowell “Shorty” Rosen.
His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Larry Ray officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.
The preferred memorial is St. Paul’s County Line Church. The memorial guest book for Jim may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.