Archive - Oct 29, 2010 - Obituary
James âJimâ Leroy Shelmadine Sr., 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 in Lawton, Okla. Born Aug. 14, 1938 in Columbia City, he was a son of Ray and Ruth (Underwood) Shelmadine.
He entered service with the United States Marine Corps Aug. 31, 1955 at Fort Wayne, and was honorably discharged Aug. 28, 1959 at Patuxent River, Md. Jim traveled Thailand, Japan and other countries as a cross country prisoner chaser. He then transferred to the Ninth Marine Corps Reserve and Recruitment District. Jim received the Good Conduct Medal.
Clarence A. Bodas, 73, of Fort Wayne, died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at his home.
He was born Aug. 4, 1937 in Gilbert, Minn. a son of Arthur W. and Turna (Harju) Bodas. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was married to the late Gerry L. (Conley) Clark.
Surviving relatives include four stepchildren, Diane Ryman, Cindy Simmons, David Clark and Douglas Clark; three sisters, Irene Ishmael, Sandra Wells and Connie Bodas; and two brothers, Gerald Bodas and Jack Bodas.