James Robert “Jim” O’Donnell
James Robert “Jim” O’Donnell, 72, of Winamac, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 28, at his home.
Jim was born on Sept. 16, 1946, in Winamac, to the late John W. and Dorothy (Hein) O’Donnell. He graduated from Winamac High School in 1964. Jim served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Winamac VFW Post #1728.
Jim was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He retired from Braun Corporation and had formerly worked at Eaton in shipping and receiving.
Jim married Sharon P. Delaney Garbison on Feb. 15, 1992, in Winamac. She passed away May 26, 2007.
Jim enjoyed refurbishing collectibles. He was proud of his father’s antique tractor that he had restored and showed at the Power From the Past. Jim especially enjoyed mowing and snow-plowing for his neighborhood and family whether he was asked to or not. He was a well-known patron at area restaurants. Jim was an avid Winamac Warrior sports fan and supporter of local youth.
Jim loved his family very much and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his son Mike [Dorri] O’Donnell; daughter Angie [Scott] Compton; stepson Jeff Garbison; stepdaughter Jenny [Mike] Kasten; granddaughters: Morgan [Jeramy] Hicks, Brandi Compton, Kayla [Caleb] Leman and Dakota Conner; grandsons: David O’Donnell, Michael O’Donnell, Kyle Compton, Tate Garbison and Durham Kasten; great-granddaughter Makenna O’Donnell; great-grandsons: Ivan Hicks, Jett Leman, Cohen Leman, Grant Garland; stepmother Patty O’Donnell; sisters: Judy [Vic] Heater, Susie O’Donnell and Maureen Inman; brothers: Pat [Cheryl] O’Donnell and Ryan O’Donnell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents John W. and Dorothy (Hein) O’Donnell; spouse Sharon P. Delaney Garbison O’Donnell; former spouse Elsie F. Toumine; and brother John W. [Carolyn] O’Donnell Jr.
Visitation was 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Winamac Athletic Boosters.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 3, 2018)