James E. Wacasey, Sr., 68, died, following a year-long battle with cancer, on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at 11 a.m.
Jim died at his residence, 16082 14th Rd., Plymouth, under the loving care of the Marshall County Hospice. He had lived in the area for the past 27 years coming from Chicago, Illinois.
Born in Peniel, Texas, on March 10, 1932, Jim was the son of Jessie E. and Margaret Norris Wacasey. He graduated from high school in Greenville, Texas, after which he served in the Merchant Marines.
In 1956, in Chicago, Jim and Elaine V. Flintz were married. Elaine died on October 9, 1978.
A roofer most of his life, Jim belonged to Local #11 out of Chicago. He retired from the business when he was 55 years old.
He liked to read and garden. He spent a lot time around the farm and happily shared his choice green peppers with his family and friends. A sports fan he loved the game of football, especially the Chicago Bears, and was a Chicago Cubs fan as well.
He was a member of both the Moose and the Elks Lodges of Plymouth.
Jim is survived by a son, James E. Wacasey, Jr., of Plymouth, and a step-son, Gregory Landon and a step-daughter, Sharon Landon, both of Hammond, Ind.
Two grandchildren, Jamie Wacasey and Jesse Moore together with a great-granddaughter, all of Plymouth, also survive.
Also surviving is Hilda Wacasey, Culver, a dear friend and former spouse.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a brother, Harold Wacasey.
Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, April 5, 2000, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
The Rev. Tom Padberg, Chaplain of the Marshall County Hospice, will conduct the funeral services in the funeral home on Thursday, April 6th at 10 a.m.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Jim’s name may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.