James E. North
December 05, 1936 - September 13, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel
Thursday, September 19, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City
Thursday, September 19, 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City
James E. “Jim” North, 82, of Wolcottville died Friday, September 13, 2019, at his residence.
He was born December 5, 1936, in LaGrange County, to Dale T. and Gladys U. (Reed) North.
On November 8, 1956, in LaGrange he married Sandra L. “Sandy” Heston. She survives in Wolcottville.
Mr. North was a farmer, he also worked in mobile feed service, was a school bus driver for East Noble for 33 years, and retired as the Director for LaGrange County REMC after 43 years.
He honorably served in the U.S. Army in the 11th Airborne Division as a Paratrooper. Often telling stories of teaching basketball to people overseas.
He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church and Rome City American Legion Post 381.
Jim enjoyed playing pinochle, fishing, deer hunting, watching IU basketball and Cubs baseball. He was an avid East Noble fan, driving the bus for away games to watch his kids, grandkids, and school bus kids play in various sporting events. Most of all he loved his family and enjoyed his grandchildren immensely.
Also surviving are four daughters, Lisa (Paul) Nesbitt of Rome City, Lori North of Greenwood, Lindy North of Middlebury, and Jamie (Steve) Wilson of South Bend; ten grandchildren, Whitney Nesbitt, Chaning (Brant) Detter, Bryson Nesbitt, Todd Santiago, Courtnie Santiago, Aurelio “Trey” Santiago, III, Olivia Wilson, Grace Wilson, Alayna Wilson, and Claire Wilson; a great-granddaughter, Blakely Detter; a great-grandchild on the way to which Jim is the only one in the family to know the gender as he was given a “secret” envelope just a few days before his death; and a sister, Mary Mawhorter of British Columbia.
He was preceded in death by a son, Todd R. North; two brothers, Robert North and Harold North; and a sister, Joan Subzda.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City, with Fr. Osman Ramos officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Army.
Calling is Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Many prayers and thoughts to Lindy North and her family.
Sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in this time of grief.
So sorry for your loss.. Hugs an prayers for all!
Lisa, Paul and family you have my sincere sympathy, what a great guy
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sandy & the family during this time. We have many fond memories of Jim. He was a special person.
I'm sorry for your loss Jamie, Jim sounds like a great father. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
Jamie, we have been out west with spotty cell coverage, I am soooo sorry to hear about your Dad, you are all in my prayers, Angie
Jamie, My prayers are with you and your family. Kristin
Sandy, Lisa, Lori, Lindy, Jamie, family, and friends of Jim, As you know Jim was a wonderful husband, father, and will be missed. My hope and prayer is you take comfort in all the wonderful memories you had during his time with on earth.
I am the son of Carl and Annella Smith. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss of Jim. Prayers
We are so sorry for your loss..
Lori and the North Family, You have so many great memories to cling to in your time of sorrow. My sympathies. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so very sorry for your loss prayers to all of you
Sandy and family my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a good man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family during this difficult time. God bless and keep you in His loving arms.
Please know that I'm praying for comfort and peace for your family. He was always my favorite bus driver growing up. Always kind and had a great sense of humor. So sorry for your loss.
Sandy, North girls and the entire family, my prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.
To the entire “North” family, I am sorry for your loss. Jim was a great person who I enjoyed to get to know over the years!! Prayers to the family at this difficult time💕
Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.🙏🏻❤️
Sorry for the Families loss. God Bless